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The Abuse Of Her Spirit

She woke up every morning with the same wish on her heart.
That he would simply show some love and not tear her apart.

The fields had died around her and the trees had lost their bloom.
When she peered into the future what stared back at her was doom.

This man held her soul in contempt and colored it with shame.
She knew that she was losing in this twisted lover's game.

He never raised a hand to her but then there was no need.
Breaking down her spirit was his dark and evil creed.

She'd beg for his forgiveness for some imagined wrong.
Then listen to his tirade shoot her down the whole night long.

Words can be a healing balm to comfort you in life.
But used the way he screamed them they cut just like a knife.

Won't always know of someone's pain-sometimes there are no bruises.
These wounds are inward and only revealed if that person chooses.

written May 13th,2013

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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 5:01:00 PM
    awesomely penned,, I see below that you/ it won;} very well done, nice to be on line and reading awesome poetry ;}

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:39:00 PM
    Deb, this is a very touching subject. Many will read this and relate to this kind of abuse or other forms of abuse. God, bless us all, especially the one's who found the strength in knowing we are not alone..... Congratulations, in Susan's "ABUSE" contest... Goodnight **PD

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 9:33:00 PM
    A deep winning poem of abuse. Congratulations, *Luv ~ SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Congratulations Deb, loved reading this poem. Very true. Love Terry xoxo a 7>>>and FAV.

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 6:33:00 PM
    You wrote this from a deep place...congratulations on the deserving acknowledgement....and I'm sorry....God bless

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:50:00 AM
    It is a tragedy that, unfortunately, too many women go through and I am so sorry for that! Excellent writing deserves the best!

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:40:00 PM
    I really loved this poem, it had a perfect meter and rhyming was tremendous Deb! I truly enjoyed reading this magnificent piece this evening! What a powerful message you brought with this write, so sad but unfortunately so prevalent within today society...but it shouldn't be that way! What a outstanding poem, Great Work!!