Tag: domestic violence

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I spent my youth Away from Home. Wishing my friends Were sisters of my own. I didn’t like family. Dangerous love. Beat up and tortured, Push comes to shove. We lived in the country, Away from town. If there are no neighbors, Does abuse make a sound? My heart goes back To that scary place.…




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Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I…




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An excerpt: “My memories erupt like dead-gray trees out of the dark depths where feelings feed.  I am a stone at the bottom, seen through the swirls.  I want to rise, but am unmoved by the ceaseless currents of the past.  The only place that these things, water and relationships live are in my mind.…




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Mar 30

Addiction

He was differentHe was the same as the others before him but something about him was different.There were sparks in his touchHe floated when he walkedAnd while he was no different than the others, probably worse, he was different.Not able to decipher how he was differentTrying to figure that out he became her addictionFascinated with…




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I think you died when I was 14 Maybe I was 15 But there was no viewing No funeral Your body is still here The shell A replicant that ages Sounds like you Even laughs like you at the rarest of occasions But you’re not him He loved me He played baseball with me He…




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I have heard it said that battered and abused women “should have known”, “should just walk away”, or my favorite, “its their fault for staying. They deserve what they get.” Ignorance about this subject astounds me. The following is a brief account of my own abuse by a man who will go to trial in…