Beautiful Lies

Beautiful Lies

A Poem by Aliciaa Gay.

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"All marriages are sacred, but not all are safe." -Rob Jackson
“Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.”" Dianne Feinstein
“Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.”" Dianne Feinstein

Emotional tyrant
Lying in shame.
Letting down my guard
For your twisted game
Innocent lover
Slapped across the face
Emotionless monster
Hiding away
Nightmare’s reaping
Discovering hate.
She is fragile
with butterfly wings
And he is sadistic
A man of loose seams
forever frayed
Into her he leans
A mind disarray
To each other they cling

Beautiful lies
Forming in your ways
You dealt the cards
I’ve no choice but to play
Defending your honor
When it came to fate
Giving in
Refusing to stray
Ending in turmoil
Chances I take
As long as your not suffering
For my pain
we built this kingdom
This kingdom we now lay upon
We destroy one another
With each new dawn
A new day forms
A haunting new song
That ebbs and flows with the tide
We do not belong
And I cringe at the thought
That I've done something wrong
You preyed on that notion
For far too long.
Let my words bleed into each other
Let them run deep
Blood shed should not be synonymous with love
Lovers shouldn't cause lovers to weep
Trying to save you
When I was in need
Taking your anger
Holding it inside me
Leaving your words
Useless meaning
Behind your veil
You are to blame
I hide my shame
Never good enough
To help you through
Hiding away
As all girls do
Turning my cheek
Where each blow lay
Learning to love
Living with my mistakes
Endless knowledge
Keeps my faith
For one day
You will be the one to pay.

© 2011 Aliciaa Gay.

Author's Note

Aliciaa Gay.
It is not enemies who taunt me — I could bear that; it is not adversaries who deal insolently with me — I could hide from them. But it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend, with who I kept pleasant company; we walked in the house of God with the throng… My companion laid hands on a friend and violated a covenant with me. With speech smoother than butter, but with a heart set on war; with words that were softer than oil, but in fact were drawn swords. (Psalms 55:12-14; Psalms 20-21)

"To be a survivor–first you must bleed. You bleed all that was inside of you: the pain, the memories, the fear, the wounds fusing together, the ties to what was in, all its forms. You bleed not once but several times.. And when you are empty, you either fade into a shadow or find the strength, and courage to live. When you stand up again, you are for a time, hollow–empty, like a bottle of beer lying on the street, cracked and reeking of its bitter contents. Then you fill yourself up with the new, your recreate yourself–you reform. You don’t have the same heart or mind. The way you see the world is forever changed."-Lynn Mari

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This is truly breath-taking. I don't know anyone at this particular moment who could read this and not understand exactly what you're portraying. You've managed to put into words the emotions that most people refuse to acknowledge and for that, my friend, I thank you. Because someone else out there will read this and think to themselves that they can be just as strong as you are.

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A sensitive and poignant write..beautifully constructed to give a vivid impact on the reader..

Posted 9 Years Ago

Left me speechless...I loved it

Posted 9 Years Ago

I'll quote chloe: This is truly breath-taking.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very interesting. I love when a poem has multiple voices, it adds more emphasis and strength to the topic. Very well written and i love the imagery. Adding this to favorites. :D

Posted 9 Years Ago

speechless !

Posted 9 Years Ago

Its wonderful. First, I love it when yo told us what others had said, giving us sorta of a basic information of the poem, or at least the story behind. Second, the poem is amazing with so much feelings! Its a strong and powerful poem with such gentle words. I love the format of the writing as well, its new to me, and fun to read :) A deeply emotion poem!
Nice Written!

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love this!!! Its such a good topic to write about, and you really kept my attention with every twist! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

i thought that was very well written.

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I was gonna comment but Chloe said basically what I would.

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