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a story told

look at the state of you
your face turned up
as if i were rotten
saying your a bloody mess
one's heart falls in hurt
a deep churning pain
in its ache

hunting me back home 
deep inside 
i begin to cry
mopping the floor
hanging the washing out
just for peace
when i start cooking
you begin saying 
i am a rubbish cook

can you not say something 
nice to me 
how many times
call me disgusting
one day i will speak
why did i not walk out sooner
beats me i tried to make it work

you shoosh me when i speak
everything is always about you
when you speak
its always moaning
complaining no one listens
you do not want to hear 
what i have to say

everything is about you
never wanting to hear 
what i have to say
my shoulders become
so very heavy
i put the dishes away 
to avoid argument

when i sweep the floor
you say it is only half done
exhausted with abuse
i begin by not wanting 
to hold you anymore
loosing heart

my barriers
they begin rising
nothing is ever right
i just realise
that it is not working
this is not love
not saying anything bad
you have pushed
me away
god knows 
how many times

cleaning the worktop
i do not enjoy 
anything anymore
looking into the night sky
at the stars 
alone i cry

today you gave me 
one choice
the last bit of me
poetry or you 
so i wrote this
as i could not speak 
i began writing
my thoughts

i never once moaned
to you about anything
so sad you have broke
my heart
so many times 
you hurt me

i can not take it anymore
its like being near me
makes your skin crawl
you say how i eat
is disgusting
even calling me a pig
laughing at me
all i hear is verbal hurt

you say i am boring
walking along the beach
i begin looking at shells
little stones i try to share
handing you little 
colourful one's
you throw them on the ground
saying i make you sick

you have no interests
in my mind 
i have it summed up
can not take it anymore
you have no respect for me
deeds say it all 
then you put the dagger in
saying i look real old

i hit back 
just had enough
nobodies slave 
now its over
there is nothing 
wrong with me
i have no bother
finding myself a woman
one who will treat me right

then you laughed at me 
saying who has tickets 
on himself
i looked at you 
for the very first time
stronger now 

i speak the truth 
its over happier
to live on my own
without mental torture
i pack my bags 
then i leave 
a weight lifted 
of my shoulders 

i prayed each night
crying to god
 he gave me the answer
it was staring me all the time
in the face
i was to soft


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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 1:09:00 PM
    I can relate completely to these deep feelings that you expressed so well here. Except in my case it was someone who was supposed to be a "father-figure" in my life. I eventually made the decision to choose the poetry over him, as well! Terrific work, Liam!

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 5:48:00 AM
    Ouch..Bullying and mental abuse at school or at work is a thing but being bullied abused hurt and rejected by the one who is supposed to be the otherhalf ..who is suppose to love and encourage you is a mortal sin.I can feel the pain..heartache and finally freedom and relief in your verse..touching the heart and soul.Usually people who tries to bully others or critisize others at all times are very sad people who think so little of themselves.Therefore she looses and therefore you win

    mcdaid Avatar liam mcdaid
    Date: 9/27/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    spoken in the right tune we are equal no one has the god given right to talk down to anyone love is respect for each other wonderful comment i thank you dearly my dear friend deeply appreciated