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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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 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 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

7 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

7 Months Ago

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

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 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 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Yep, far to much of it happening.
Thanks Relic
Oh my, I wad not expecting that!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

It's like that for far to many women ( and of course some men)
Thanks for having a read :)
Amber

7 Months Ago

Yes, it is. I recently watched a shocking true story about a young man terribly abused by his girlfr.. read more
Gee

7 Months Ago

You are indeed as am I. 28 years with a lady that has let me be part of her life and in doing so has.. read more
So sad that black and blue become the colors of ‘love’ for so many. Every minute, one more victim. If children are involved it’s even more horrific. In the words of my own mom- ‘If I leave him, where am I going to go?’ She never learned to drive, had no job skills, little education, no money of her own and two young kids. Her family would have looked down on her if she left. She was trapped. That was in the 50s. Thank God women have more options now, so much more support. Thank you for your important words in bringing the situation home.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you Annette.
Abusers use the word "love" to continue the cycle. When you think about true love, it's a kind of blasphemy when an abuser uses the word "love."

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

It is indeed.
Thanks for popping in and commenting Tony
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it's a difficult cycle to break once one falls in that pattern of abuse

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

I'm hoping you're not talking from experience.
Hi Ana, hope you are well.
Thank you
This well rhymed, sardonically told tale is a spot on view of a victim of chronic abuse. It's all there, the cyclic abuse, the excuses, the temporary apologies, etc. Many condemn these victims for not leaving, but it's often not as simple as that. A well wrought piece that should be read by every human services worker.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you John. Far, far to many bullies in this world.
Most of the time (at least in the part of world I live in) it isn't the alcohol influencing the abuse, but rather this senseless want of power and superiority which men feel over women. I do think verbal abuse is highlighted a little less though than physical abuse 'cause the former does have heavier implications on the psyche of one being abused.
A powerful subject and the way you wrote touched my heart.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Nothing raises my hackles more than a fella bullying a lady, you wanna give them a slap.
Than.. read more
next to child abuse, this is the worst..spousal abuse. And it is especially bad when the person abused thinks he or she deserves it. "the roses wrapped in week old news" is an apt line...the sorries get really old and fabricated after awhile...because the bruises are going to return...not sure the ones inside ever leave.
j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Couldn't agree more. Treat all women with the same respect you would afford your mum. Can't go far w.. read more

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