He Gave Me Flowers Today

I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day.
We had our first argument last night.
He said a lot of things that really hurt me.
I know he must be sorry, because he gave me flowers today.

I got flowers today. It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day.
Last night he threw me into a wall and choked me.
It seemed like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe that it was real.
I woke up this morning, sore and bruised.
I know he must be sorry, because he gave me flowers today.

I got flowers today. It wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day.
Last night he beat me up, again, and it was much worse than the other times.
If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my son?
I’m afraid of him and scared to leave.
I know he must be sorry, because he gave me flowers today.

Copyright 2009

He Gave Me Flowers Today

SandraWidner

Colquitt, United States

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The honeymoon phase of battered spouse syndrome is often misunderstood.

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