the first time

the first time

A Poem by michelle bailey

a possible perspective from a victim of domestic violence

The first time it happened I swore it'd be the last time
But after 5 years your actions I'm struggling to define
Why do you hit me and cause me pain
Why do you call me anything but my name
I thought you loved me, thought you was sincere
So why don't you want any of my family and friends near
Why can't I wear make up or answer my phone
And why do you keep me locked up at home
I cook you dinner, I keep the house clean
But yet you still are so vicious and mean
You sort out my clothes so I don't have a choice
You've  scarred me so much I feel I don't have a voice
You say you don't mean it and that it won't happen again
But why in the first place do you cause me pain
I try to leave you yet you make me feel so weak
Always feeling like I've hit defeat
This is not what I'd bargained for in this relationship
How much more times will you give me a split lip
My eyes are blackened and my ribs are sore
Your anger starts the minute you enter the door
You say it's my fault yet I have to disagree
Please explain why you're doing this to me 

© 2013 michelle bailey

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Added on March 31, 2013
Last Updated on March 31, 2013