The colour of love

The colour of love

A Poem by Gee
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Domestic abuse

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Look at you you poor ol' thing
does it hurt, do they sting,
is it love that paints your skin
that draws those colours from within.

Will you when he begs and pleads,
forgiveness sought on bended knees,
tell him that you understand
'twas fermented malt that raised his hand.

And of course you know he'll never again,
(until of course he does again)
so the roses wrapped in week old news
will ease the pain of every bruise.

These fading 'til none there to see
unblemished skin, scarred memory,
fears shared with self, reflected back,
of when not if, his next attack





















© 2019 Gee


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Wow, this was really great! I felt a real sense of the character and couldn't help explore the idea of what is must be like to be the narrator, too. Knowing and caring, but still sarcastic or pessimistic. That's how it feels, at least. Enjoyed it

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you ..
The contrast of the sing song cadence with the wretched is splendid. The rhyme flow and gentle sardonic wit is graceful as well the inference to your intentions. I like this write style very much... the subject matter is a difficult one to express but you did it so well. Tip of the bunny's fedora to you on this one MR. Gee :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you..
Hard to understand some things. Dear Mother, was abused for year. She did escape after many years of abuse. I felt the words written dear friend. Women need safe havens. My mother went to one. Thank you for sharing the powerful and needed words.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you..
Having been around plenty of abuse thru-out life, your poem really tells the story in a perfectly honest way . . . how those decisions are made to stay or not to stay, etc. Good rhyme & rhythm which seems to add to a false sense of joviality, that fake smile, everything will be better now. Great poem! So true to life (sadly!) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Good morning Margie, Thank you kindly :))
Hope all is well with you and the hounds :)
A sad situation which liquors involvement never improves.
There is some in our extended family and as you well know, it can make life very difficult

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Indeed it cam. Thank you Dave
i have suffered mental abuse but not physical abuse and i am not sure which is the worst, one leaves scars that you try to cover up the other leaves scars that no one can see ...

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

I think they are as bad as each other, neither should be endured. Thank you Stella
Wow. Truly a beautiful poem. I love the antithesis of the tittle seeming like something sweet and romantic until you read the poem and realise its the opposite. You've managed to pack so much meaning into so few words and that is something I admire in poetry. Good job! :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Than you..
Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you..
Tô write about Domestic abuse is extremely difficult, Gee...all those images of victims i have seen flood my mind, making me highly emotional. You drew a calm and clear picture of the victim, and that makes it easier to understand the mechanics of the abuse. Whether it's human or animal, incidents of physical ( emotional) abuse is hard to tolerate, it breaks our soul to pieces.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you Mrudula.
Not about much at the moment as mum has fractured her hip so up and down t.. read more
Mrudula Rani

3 Months Ago

We are all fine sweetheart, sorry to know that your mum is dealing with fractured hip. A big worry f.. read more
Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you :))
G.
A marvelous poem . . . gets to the terrible heart of the matter.
Tom

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you Tom
If we could see and read the domestic abuse reports at police stations that happen every night somewhere we'd be shocked. It happens all the time. TV shows dramatize killings as their main subject. This brought to mind the OJ Simpson case.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Yep, far to much of it happening.
Thanks Relic

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Gee
Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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