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Wrong Way Out

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Below is the poem entitled Wrong Way Out which was written by poet Latosha Mitchell. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Wrong Way Out

My knees have touched every part of this floor
Not for the satisfaction one would get from acting out a favorite animal position
But more from being dragged around like an animal 
My disposition was no longer sweet

Cuts and bruises covered my feet
I tried to run
Even tried jumping out the window
Since luck spared me from being thrown from it yet

But every attempt failed
I was jailed
I placed my hands  on the glass
Clear for the world to see
In hopes that someone, anyone
Would save me

Each day I placed another blood stained hand print  on the window
Passerby must have thought I was an artist
Red turkey decorations 
In the middle of summer?
They must have thought it weird 
As they just looked and passed by

My cries were heard only by me
Numerous phone calls made to the police
One time too many, I guess
Because their visits ceased

I was advised to file an Order of Protection
Since the police themselves couldn’t offer protection
My mind was boggled with the thought of useless police
With such closed minds and biased beliefs

It was my fault for being in the situation I was in
Thanks a lot to those women  
Who deceitfully mirrored my pain,
Willfully brought shame to  my name 
For women, they are insane
For thinking this is a game

I am a woman
And because of that
I get  choked with
The insanity cloak
From the first mention of domestic violence
I was so sick and tired of
My pleas for help
Being  greeted with silence

The first chance I got 
I filed an Order of Protection
Thinking this was my underground railroad to freedom

Just to think
I survived through all the punching, slapping, pushing
Rapes and threats
Just to have this order of so-called protection
Place the highest bet 
On my life

I made it under ground and realized
The grass is greener on the other side

But why did I have to die?

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  1. Date: 6/9/2014 3:40:00 PM
    Oh wow...this is insane...can't believe you experienced this. I dislike men who feel the need to abuse women mentally and most certainly physically. A strong woman you are!

    Mitchell Avatar Latosha Mitchell
    Date: 6/9/2014 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am totally against domestic violence. I witnessed my mother go through it and she always went back to him. I could never figure out why when she had so many opportunities to escape. Growing up around that and now understanding the reasons my mother kept going back, has made me a strong woman indeed. I will never allow myself to be disrespected on such a way.
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 6:06:00 AM
    Interesting and creative. Congrats on your poem being featured this week,

    Mitchell Avatar Latosha Mitchell
    Date: 5/28/2014 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much!
  1. Date: 5/15/2014 9:03:00 AM
    LATOSHA, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile, others passed, when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your compositions. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT

    Mitchell Avatar Latosha Mitchell
    Date: 5/15/2014 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the warm welcome! I appreciate you stopping by.
  1. Date: 5/14/2014 3:30:00 AM
    - Warm welcome to PoetrySoup, Latosha :) - I choose your first great written free verse - Nice to meet you :) - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 1:02:00 PM
    Lotosha, , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@"

    Mitchell Avatar Latosha Mitchell
    Date: 5/15/2014 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! I will definitely check out your contest page.