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Vows

I take you to be the love of my life, 
To have and to hold and to hit and to crush
For better and for worse when worse is unspeakable
For richer, for poorer when money is spent on drugs and booze and porn
And there is not enough money left for groceries and school clothes.
In sickness and in health when I have to sneak to buy medication
and you call in sick to go to the race.
From this day forward because I have no place to go.
The shelters are full. No room in the inn.
I'm not serious, they say, because I did not call the police
When you choked me last night.
Instead I hid, huddled in the closet behind the locked door, 
Holding my baby and praying that she would not be next.
Until death do us part because I have tried to leave
So many times and you drag me back.
Love bears all things, 
Believes all things, 
Hopes all things, 
Endures all things. 
Love never ends.
Love never ends.
Love never ends.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:54:00 AM

    Hi Rachel... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Enjoy the new coming week, and Thanksgiving Holiday.. Always a poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 11/22/2013 11:47:00 AM

    Rachel, Congratulations on having your poem Featured this week. Loving ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 6:12:00 PM

    Debbie, While I do write a lot about my personal feelings, most of my writing involves putting myself in other people's shoes. I know that love is more than this, but I also know people trapped in this situation.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 4:06:00 PM

    Thanks for stopping by my writes. If this is true you must re-think the meaning of love new poet friend, I wish help was near for you. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 9:07:00 PM

    This is a powerful piece, Rachel. Dramatic and heartbreaking. I like the way you write! Love, Kim