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

153 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. 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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