Abuse Poem

Can't believe I found this.
When I read this today I could not help but cry all over again. It's like I just relived the whole thing again. I really hope that by me posting this perhaps it may help another person possible going through something similar. & maybe just maybe I can let it go totally by making it public.

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The Arms That Hold Him

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Published: July 2011

Ashley Nicole Anderson-2005

As the blood ran down her face
she realized this is not the way
that love is supposed to taste.

If victory is sweet
she pronounced herself the bitter loser.
Time for this fight to end and retreat.

With no where to run and no where to hide
she wiped the blood from her mouth
and the tears from her eyes.

If he was going to kill her this time
she was prepared,
because her soul had already died.

Gathering her strength,
she pushed off of the floor
and slowly struggled to her feet.

She held on to her last bit of pride
as her knuckles turned white gripping the sink.
She looked up, he glared down, their eyes meet!

This time she did not flinch or look away from his eyes
when like so many times before,
she saw his arm raise from his side.

She rushed towards him with her arms open wide.
She held on to him with both arms
wrapped around tight.

She held on to him and he started to cry.
She knew that this was the night
that she died inside.

She surrendered to him and he won the fight.
Not every victory is sweet,
but two wrongs never make a right.

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