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Old 11-24-2009, 07:04 PM
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"Silence"

I am a battered woman.
I have been humiliated, insulted, and degraded.
I have been abused, tortured, and unappreciated.
Yet, I remained silent.

I am a battered woman.
I have been cursed at, laughed at, and threatened.
I have been screamed at, sworn at, and lessened.
Yet, I remained silent.

I am a battered woman.
I have been broke, hungry, and cold.
I have been lonely, exploited, and sold.
Yet, I remained silent.

I am a battered woman.
I have been coerced, blamed, and isolated.
I have been accused, denied, and persuaded.
Yet, I remained silent.

I am a battered woman.
I have been spit on, slapped, choked, and hit.
I have been raped, punched, kicked, scratched, and bit.
I have been beaten and controlled.
Yet, my story was about to unfold.

I am a battered woman.
I decided to take control.
I wanted to leave my abuser and become whole.
I made up my mind to leave.
I will be safe, no longer deceived.
And, I will finally be free.

I was a battered woman.
I left that night.
He found me the next.
He shot me and killed me.
He got blood on my new dress.
But, I was almost free.

I was a battered woman.
I guess he meant when he said,
"If you leave I will kill you."
Because my children found my body dead.
Now, I can't speak.

I was a battered woman.
Who didn't live to tell.
Now, my children have no parents.
Their mother is dead and father in jail.
They will suffer the effects of domestic violence
Which might have been prevented
If someone had broken the silence.
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Very powerful. Thanks for sharing.
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