when a woman decides to forget (For all women battling domestic violence)

My long time followers know I am a crusader against domestic abuse. A precious friend finds herself trapped in a relationship of physical/mental abuse. Although her husband will never read my poem, this is for him and all the other losers.

when a woman decides to forget

a white table cloth
stained by unspoken words
lays dead in a frigid kitchen
like a red rose in a morgue of poetry
a barren tree outside the window
extends branches of remorse
for once a fallen leaf has wilted
it can never be reset
some fires can’t be rekindled
there is no going back
when a woman decides to forget


225 thoughts on “when a woman decides to forget (For all women battling domestic violence)

      1. The pleasure is mine. 🙂 Happy to know you’re as great as I assumed. haha 😀 After all no men who are against domestic abuse can be horrible. Stay great Drew!
        Have a wonderful day.

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      1. Yes Drew. Shame breeds in silence and also, I feel that we keep quiet to protect the families around the people who choose to control and manipulate. Open communication is key.

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  1. I think it is very sad that the abuser makes the woman feel that she is in the wrong but it is exactly the opposite. To walk away is the only solution and sometimes it takes many years of sadness. Very poignant poem. I worry for my daughters – just hope they will have happy relationships with a good man like I have.

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    1. Of course, he always makes her feel as if it is her fault. That is how they trap these women.
      Sadly, as you say, it oftens takes years of sadness, tears, and abuse before they find the strength
      to walk away. I wish all the best to your daughter. I have one of my own, and I always worry for her.

      Thank you for sharing your warm and profound thoughts. They mean so much, especially when we are
      discussing a subject that rings so loud in my heart.

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    1. A most gorgeous comment. Thank you for gracing this post with your thoughts on such an important subject.
      I am honored. Thank you.

      Apologies for my late response. My blurred vision has limitted my blogging time.
      Thus I am finally addressing the backlog of messages.

      Again, thank you.

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    1. You are very kind. Flattered you think this was worthy of reblogging. Touched by your kindness.
      And thank you very much for spreading the message,
      Violence against women has to stop.

      Apologies for my late reply. I was struggling with vision problems. Again, thanks

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  2. 🙏👸Thank you.
    I knew there was a birthday present stashed for me I forgot to open. That’s your love and courage I retrieve from your quotes.

    You have turned this Lonely to PeaceAuthor.👩‍🌾

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    1. Grateful for your very kind words. I was a child raised in an abused home, so this subject is iportant to me.
      Thank you for reading and for your appreciation.
      Apologies for the late response. My vision problems limit my blogging time.

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  3. Such a lovely poem Drew. And yes violence and abuse are unacceptable..we should always find a way to help ..and creating awarenss is the beginning. I also just posted about violence in particular for an organization helping victims.

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    1. Happy you liked my poem. Violence is something I have often spoken about. as a victim of domestic violence
      I know what many are going through.
      That is very kind of you to write about the subject. We need more words like this in the world.
      Violence must end.

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  4. Hey….this is beautiful! I started a blog which addresses the same issue but can’t promote it on my personal social media since I’m trying to keep it anonymous. Please do check it out and share some constructive criticism😊

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  5. Domestic violence must end! This is one reason why I started my blog. I want to be part of the movement that encourages women to love themselves. Empower them to end the viscous cycles that sometimes go on in life. This is a really good poem.

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    1. Thak you very much for taking the time out to read and share your important views. Domestic violence often becomes a vicious cycle being passed down from generation to generation.

      Thank you for your comment. It is a treasure here.

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    1. I am hoping to have some more posts on the subject in the near future. I am
      currently posting a series of Inspiring Women of WordPress. And there will be
      posts dedicated to domestic violence.

      Thank you for reading and for your kind words. I appreciate your support
      and words. Always grateful.

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  6. So profound. I also feel trapped in my abusive ‘marriage’ and that’s why I’ve come here to write about it to hopefully heal and who knows maybe find the courage to act… thank you.

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  7. I worry for future generations of young women because there are too many examples of women being mistreated in modern culture and social media. To the point where teenage females begin to think that being slapped around is part of foreplay. Parents should teach their children that hitting a girlfriend or boyfriend is not healthy.


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