Abuse Poem

Domestic Violence

from the mouth of one being abused "I wonder if this is how my life will be from now until I die"


© Adri
He pulls my hair
He slaps my face
He kicks me on the floor

I love him so much
So I don't have the strength
To walk right out the door

There's blood on my face
Everything hurts
& all I can do is cry

I made him mad
So this is what he does
I wish I knew his reason why

My heart wont let me leave him
& it hurts too much to try

I wonder if this is how my life will be
From now until I die

He says he's sorry
He takes me in his arms
He even starts to cry

I tell him I forgive him
& that everything is fine

For now at least because I know
It will happen again in time


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Published: Feb 2008

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  • my daddy did this to my mommy...not as bad but he hurt her...I was very young. but it is always there and you will never be able to forget it

    babygirl Submitted Apr 2009
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  • I'm in a relationship like that now. My husband beats me and told people it was me. He tell me he will take my kids away. To make me stay. I was seeing a counselor and was making a safety plan. He found out and took my kids and now I facing jail time even after they know he choked and beats on me. I can't believe that he can get away with it, but he did. Telling me I have to beg to get back my kids and house... so thanks for telling your story

    Tt, NY Submitted May 2011
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  • You guys do not deserve that. I was in an abusive relationship and somehow I got out of it. I felt so free. But then I thought it was the end in my life with domestic violence I was wrong. My two cousins, aunt, and uncle were killed by my cousins husband on 7-7-11, she did not get any help we had no idea it was that far. She thought that she could handle it on her own. No one can do it alone but there are places that will get you away from it.

    Ash, MI Submitted Oct 2012
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  • I was in an domestic violence relationship for 13 years, had 2 wonderful children from him and thought we would never get out of it alive. I experienced physical, emotional, mental, verbal and economic abuse everyday. We were together for 6 months and I became pregnant with my son and then about 6 months after he was born is when the physical abuse started. He had gotten in my head so bad that I was scared to leave so I stuck it out and 4 years later I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. When she was a year old he started physically abusing my/our son and threatened to kill me and them if I intervened at all. Finally in 2008 the dear lord put this wonderful man I now call my husband in our lives. He gave me the strength to leave and 6 years later I am married, my children call my husband dad and we all are the happiest we have EVER been. I encourage anyone in an abusive relationship PLEASE know that you are strong and a survivor.

    Angie Shepard, Flint, Mi Submitted 8/21/2013
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  • My husband use to beat me like that. I finally got away. But he changed my life forever. I will never be the same. It's hard to have a relationship now with anyone..

    Jessica Submitted 9/26/2013
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  • My daughter's live-in boyfriend abused her for over eleven years. He was 17 years older than her. They had two beautiful girls, 2 and 3, together. He would threaten with taking the girls and telling her that she would never raise them. Unfortunately his wish came true by causing an "accident" which resulted in her death at the age of 30. No charges were filed as he knew someone inside.

    Df, Ny Submitted 11/17/2013
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  • This says it all. The hopelessness and resignation. Beautifully and succinctly put, thank you for sharing your poem. I totally related to your experiences. I hope you got out. It's confusing to be free. It took me 3 years to breathe again.

    Julie, UK Submitted 1/17/2014
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  • This poem touched my hurt and gave me goose bumps because it reminds me of my ex

    Natasha, NYC Submitted 3/6/2014
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