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Old 08-05-2006, 08:34 AM
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Today another woman died
and not on a foreign field
and not with a rifle strapped to her back,
and not with a large defense of tanks
rumbling and rolling behind her. She died without CNN covering her war.
She died without talk of intelligent bombs
and strategic targets
The target was simply her face, her back
her pregnant belly.
The target was her precious flesh
that was once composed like music
in her mother’s body and sung
in the anthem of birth.
The target was this life
that had lived its own dear wildness,
had been loved and not loved,
had danced and not danced.
A life like yours or mine
that had stumbled up
from a beginning
and had learned to walk
and had learned to read.
and had learned to sing.
Another woman died today.
not far from where you live;
Just there, next door where the tall light
falls across the pavement.
Just there, a few steps away
where you’ve often heard shouting,
Another woman died today.
She was the same girl
her mother used to kiss;
the same child you dreamed
beside in school.
The same baby her parents
walked in the night with
and listened and listened and listened
For her cries even while they slept.
And someone has confused his rage
with this woman’s only life.
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Very touching - I got chills as I read it. Thank God I don't live the life of an abused woman any more. Thanks for sharing.
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DJB's Wife, I second that.
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Thank you for this...is it ok if I copy it? I would like to send it to my daughter. She just went back to him yesterday and I am so afraid for her and the kids...she had been gone for 2 monhts but he wore her down

We have placed her and the kids in God's hands and are praying for them
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That brought tears to my eyes...I have been out of an abusive marriage now going on 7 years...Thank you for sharing that!!
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Your welcome everyone! For those of you who got out! What a Blessing.
For those who have gone back. Please read everything about Domestic Violence that you can get your hands on and leave!
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Crying! Someone pass me a tissue. As a survivor of domestic abuse I can relate to this poem.
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A powerfull poem
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That is why I left and moved 1000 miles away. I had to save myself.
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aww thats so sad. it brings tears to my eyes
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I'm ain't never been built close 2 da water but that poem even made me tear up a lil. It's so sad n so real. Thanks 4 sharing sunnie
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That is so sad. It makes me think of my beautiful daughters and what i would want to do to anyone who hurt them.
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crikey! ya got me cryin good on this one...thanks for sharing.
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Well that made me tear up. And just so some of you know and understand, it isn't just the woman who can pay the price of abuse...it effects your whole family and sometimes it targets your children. sokie
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crying... Still raging but crying and so it continues.
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Well that is really bad luck of the great women in the world. I think the people are really forgetting their past and just rushing to the crime only. The ratio of the women in the world has decreasing year by year and it is really worst of the human being. The domestic violence is spreading in the society for some reason and the mostly woman are being targeted on that.
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Thank you for this. We must never forget what DV can lead to. Praise God, we made it out in time...and God be with the women that haven't made it out yet!
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Today another woman died
and not on a foreign field
and not with a rifle strapped to her back,
and not with a large defense of tanks
rumbling and rolling behind her. She died without CNN covering her war.
She died without talk of intelligent bombs
and strategic targets
The target was simply her face, her back
her pregnant belly.
The target was her precious flesh
that was once composed like music
in her motherís body and sung
in the anthem of birth.
The target was this life
that had lived its own dear wildness,
had been loved and not loved,
had danced and not danced.
A life like yours or mine
that had stumbled up
from a beginning
and had learned to walk
and had learned to read.
and had learned to sing.
Another woman died today.
not far from where you live;
Just there, next door where the tall light
falls across the pavement.
Just there, a few steps away
where youíve often heard shouting,
Another woman died today.
She was the same girl
her mother used to kiss;
the same child you dreamed
beside in school.
The same baby her parents
walked in the night with
and listened and listened and listened
For her cries even while they slept.
And someone has confused his rage
with this womanís only life.

-Carol Geneya Kaplan

I normally don't read these treads, but this poem is absolutely true. DV is so real and when will it come to the point where ppl and the media stop sweeping it under the rug??? I grew up in a household where I seen my father beat my mother; i seen the black eyes, the busted noses. I've witness him bust her eardrum cause he smacked her so hard...and in the late 70's and 80's her random calls to the those to help her gone unaswered. Again, thank you for the poem; just when we'll we stop sweeping this under the rug.
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Today another woman died
and not on a foreign field
and not with a rifle strapped to her back,
and not with a large defense of tanks
rumbling and rolling behind her. She died without CNN covering her war.
She died without talk of intelligent bombs
and strategic targets
The target was simply her face, her back
her pregnant belly.
The target was her precious flesh
that was once composed like music
in her motherís body and sung
in the anthem of birth.
The target was this life
that had lived its own dear wildness,
had been loved and not loved,
had danced and not danced.
A life like yours or mine
that had stumbled up
from a beginning
and had learned to walk
and had learned to read.
and had learned to sing.
Another woman died today.
not far from where you live;
Just there, next door where the tall light
falls across the pavement.
Just there, a few steps away
where youíve often heard shouting,
Another woman died today.
She was the same girl
her mother used to kiss;
the same child you dreamed
beside in school.
The same baby her parents
walked in the night with
and listened and listened and listened
For her cries even while they slept.
And someone has confused his rage
with this womanís only life.

-Carol Geneya Kaplan

That was....beautiful...and sad...I pray for the safety of all my sisters. There are great men out there, and we all deserved to be loved the right way...as do they.
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That brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing. I left my abusive husband over seven years ago. That was the hardest thing I ever did but I don't regret it for a second. My thoughts and prayers go out to all women who are unable to get free of their abusers.

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Well I have to say after reading this Poem I was flooded with emotions ..... From tears to anger, to being thankful for the life I have now. I spent years in an abusive marriage, and the best thing I ever did was walk out the door and never look back. Donít get me wrong it took me years to finally say enough was enough and I had to realize that living the way I was living was worst than any fear I felt over what he would do if I left. Before I had come to that realization my attempts to separate myself from him were all in vain because he would always find a way to pull me right back in. A lot of people donít understand why a woman will stay with a man who is doing those types of things .... But its far more complicated than just picking up and going. You become mentally and emotionally scared and fear plays a big part in what a woman will do in this type of circumstance. Not to mention there are those who still love their abusers, or maybe there are children involved. Its not always as easy or as black and white as some may think. But I will say this ..... As hard as it may be and as scary as it is .... Its better to get out than take the chance of losing your life. All the "Iím sorry's" "it'll never happen again's" and "you made me do it's" will continue until one day your no longer here to hear them, and then it will be to late to take a stand and make a change. Ladies please hear me when I say .... If a man will hit you once then he will do it again, and please do not allow ya self to be foolish enough to believe that you can help him change. Don't get me wrong... I truly believe that people can change for the better but... and its a very big BUT ..... They have to be the ones who want it and itís not your place to be a punching bag until they do. And for those who have children that are enduring an abusive relationship .... Please understand that what their seeing is far worse than what a separation will do to them. We have to teach our children that itís wrong and its not to be tolerated ...... if you stay .... Then what does that say?? If there are any women out there who come across this post that are in an abusive relationship then please take my advice and reach out to someone you trust, or some type of Domestic violence agency who can help. Donít put it off for another day because it might be your last chance, and please know that any abuse no matter how small you may think it is Ö. Is too much. Your not alone and you deserve better.

Thanks so much for posting this poem Ö. It could reach someone who really needs it Ö.. We touch others lives even when we donít realize we do, and this is an important message that to often is not heard.
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Today another woman died
and not on a foreign field
and not with a rifle strapped to her back,
and not with a large defense of tanks
rumbling and rolling behind her. She died without CNN covering her war.
She died without talk of intelligent bombs
and strategic targets
The target was simply her face, her back
her pregnant belly.
The target was her precious flesh
that was once composed like music
in her motherís body and sung
in the anthem of birth.
The target was this life
that had lived its own dear wildness,
had been loved and not loved,
had danced and not danced.
A life like yours or mine
that had stumbled up
from a beginning
and had learned to walk
and had learned to read.
and had learned to sing.
Another woman died today.
not far from where you live;
Just there, next door where the tall light
falls across the pavement.
Just there, a few steps away
where youíve often heard shouting,
Another woman died today.
She was the same girl
her mother used to kiss;
the same child you dreamed
beside in school.
The same baby her parents
walked in the night with
and listened and listened and listened
For her cries even while they slept.
And someone has confused his rage
with this womanís only life.

-Carol Geneya Kaplan
I recently got out of an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. It takes a long time to heal even after you have left ,but Thank God there is healing Thank God I did survive remember those who have not.
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