A Poem by SarahCortland

abusive relationship that ended


The bruises

The bluff

The cuts

Arent they enough?


Your anger

Your fear

I'm listenning

I can hear


Your shouting

I'm crying

Your smacking

I keep lying


I'm on floor

your hitting

I'm begging

Your spitting


Am I not woth it?

Are you more?

Pleading doesn't help?

A swinging door.


A gun

please help me 

a trigger pulled

blood for all to see


no funeral

no casket

no one to see

nothing but a basket


a girl

a life

one gone

but an end to stife


The bruises

The bluff

The cuts

Weren't they enough?


© 2010 SarahCortland

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I love the rhythm. The piece was very touching

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like the refrain.

Posted 11 Years Ago

you have touched my soul with this write, emotional, sad, fear was all here.
great write,

Posted 11 Years Ago

wow very well done :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

good rhyme sceam, i like how you displayed the abuse. Good job.

Posted 11 Years Ago

wow...very interesting. kinda sad at a point, but i like it.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Interesting how you go back and forth between the abused and the abuser. I like that. Pretty sad ending of a life.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow. I am at a loss for words. This is very intense, yet very amazing.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I like this, the form helps get the point across.

Posted 11 Years Ago

not bad. quick and jerky, kinda like somebody hitting something. Overall, a nice effect for this piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on May 4, 2010
Last Updated on May 14, 2010
Tags: abuse



Owensboro, KY

My name is Myspace Layouts. I love to Write poetry and I am currently working on one book. Sometimes I write short stories but Poetry is what i like to Stick to. Confidence Quotes .. more..


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