Love is Sometimes Violent!
I got a tell me about yourself question!
Well, you see the makeup on my face,
It's not a beauty enhancer
It conceals the scars on my face
That carry the testimony of last night
Punches on my jaws,
Punches on my eyes,
Blocking blows, please STOP...
He said LOVE is sometimes violent,
So i stayed!
Tell me about yourself?
Well, I buried my cousin yesterday
He was an epitome of a "sissy boy"
He solved conflict with flowers and chocolates
But he loved a woman who resembled raging seas
She defied stereotypes
She said LOVE is sometimes violent,
So he stayed.
LOVE stuck a knife in his heart in rage
Thats when he decided to leave
Did i tell you…
We buried my cousin yesterday
LOVE was too violent, so he left!
Tell. Me. About. Yourself!
Will you save me, if I told you?
Will you care if you noticed,
That my breath smell of blood on my lungs,
That I coughed out of my mouth after blows on my stomach carrying his baby inside
My aunt said LOVE is sometimes violent
She told me to stay!
So tell me...
When you ask me to tell you about myself
Is it because you desire to know me beyond the layers of make up
Do you want to see the desperation to escape in my eyes
The maiming of the words "help"out of my lips?
Will you tell me LOVE is indeed sometimes violent,
I should stay?
If one day LOVE takes me to my resting place,
Will you smell the flowers for me
When my babies bring them to my peaceful home?
Please tell them, if LOVE is ever violent to them
They must never stay!
Thu 17th Mar 2022 20:38
I hope you have left! Powerful piece of writing that doesn't hold back on the realities of domestic violence - nor should it.
Thu 17th Mar 2022 19:32
Wow this is powerful.
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