Enough

Beaten down, with words and fists
Hit upon so many times
Who gives a man the right to break someone so badly.

Day after day using them, hurting them to try to make himself feel better.
His low self esteem and broken ways rub off, usually with his fists.
How could I not see it before it was too late

I fell for his wonderful charm, never once seeing the other side of Mr Jekyll.
Until it seemed to late.
Now I have lost all my friends and family too
He has driven all of them away!
Where do I go from here?

Is there light at the end of this tunnel or do I stay captured in this prison cell?
Where did I go? I was once so strong, proud and powerful.
Now I am broken, small and pitiful. I live in fear…

But now it is my time to be strong…
I feel the kick inside of me. My baby due soon.
It is time I make a stand before he finds his next victim.
I will not let him punish my child for being born to a father unwell.

So now I say ENOUGH……

I make my stand, bags packed, time to go.
I make a phonecall a voice on the other end sounds vaguely familiar.
She gives me strength to cope and carry on.

So today I make a stand for all the broken women
Who have been abused for far too long.
I make a stand as they carry him away.
They say he will get life in prison……ha welcome to my world
I have served my time, all 13 years.
Today I get free, today is a new day.
Time to start again!

Enough

tigerlilielady

Joined February 2008

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For all the women who have been hurt and broken.

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