deep breath

do you know what its like
to live dead

to wake up each day
to not get out of bed

to stumble to the bathroom
pass the mirror from hell

and not recognize
where a human once dwelled

do you know how many women
are trapped

whose life force is
violently zapped

fear is a paralysis
immobilizing the heart

suffocating the soul
ripping
hope
apart

but wait…

put on that painted face
and the smile of a clown
the lie upside down
where
reality drowns

please your abuser
the cowardly loser

take a few pills
wash it down with a wish
for an hour of escape
or forever bliss
to the beautiful sea
or the clouds up above…

love?

fairy tales for some
scary tales become

lies to yourself
are the worst lies
of all

is it better to take chance
of the bite of a snake
or to know how he slithers
watching you quake

will you survive living dead
in shadow and dread?

NO

It is not just for you
to me there’s no choice

I am thinking of HER
your pure unborn voice

GET OUT NOW
please, I implore

you know the truth
this is warning not blame

real love does not hurt
nor does it bear any shame

deep breath

autumnwind

Joined April 2009

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for a friend. for all abused women.

another old write added to different groups, thank you.

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