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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Sad but true, watched this close up as a boy, a very tender way of describing an ugly truth, respect

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Sorry you had to live with that. Thanks for having a read and commenting Gram
It's so beautiful in its simplicity!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Cheers Esther
It’s sad that this is so common, but it deserves to be written about, and I love the way you’ve constructed your writing. Love can blind a person and won’t let them see how dangerous a situation is, you’ve expressed that wonderfully and evoked a different emotion in each line.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months Ago

Thank you Daniela
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 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months 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 6 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months 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 6 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months 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 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 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 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 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 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 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 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Than you..
Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you..

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Added on February 20, 2019
Last Updated on February 20, 2019
Tags: Drink, abuse, loyalty

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Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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