Words Hurt

Abuse happens too often… physical, emotional or both IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. There is always someone to listen, who will care and you are not alone.

The domestic abuse hotline

800- 799-SAFE (7233)

Text START to 88788

Chat online at THEHOTLINE.ORG


He was once kind

He used to care

Now life is cut apart

With blunt words

Harshly spoken

“You’re fat”

“You’re dumb”

“You’re lazy”

But I know my worth

I know my place

And it is no longer

Being with him

There are people

Who can help me

Places I can go

Freedom is calling


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – blunt

Domestic Violence Is Now A Part Of Me — The happy Quitter!

When I was asked to sew facemasks, I started a friendship with a woman who works with homeless people and shelters. Before I knew what hit me, I got involved, jumped in head forward -not knowing what I got myself into. I wanted to help, and I started collecting bras and feminine hygiene products for […]

Domestic Violence Is Now A Part Of Me — The happy Quitter!

This is a very good post that shares vital information for several parts of the world. I am sharing this as I did utilize my local shelter for assistance and am always looking for ways to give back. Be sure to read the comments for ideas on how to help on limited time and resources. No matter how small your contribution, you can make a difference!

Walking On Egg Shells

There is no reason to stay in an abusive relationship no matter how much you love the person, abuse is wrong and it is NOT your fault… if you need help go to The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call the hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

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You did the best you could

But it never seems to be enough

Another night with heated words

He continues to berate you

Just for being behind on housework

He condemns you for being lazy

When inside you just feel pain

One day soon you’ll reach your limit

And no matter how hard it may be

It will be better to be alone and struggling

Then being his verbal punching bag

For another tormented day


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – berate

Less Than Perfect (FOWC)

Abandonment from Momma
The fist from Dad
His gifts of childhood
One bruise at a time
Dodging the temper
From an empty bottle
Knowing it would still come
Sooner or later
But he broke free
The tender age of 16
Learned about life
In the back of a bar
And the corner of the street
Worked hard
To pave his way
Living honestly
With kindness
Trying to find some peace
In a less than perfect life

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – temper