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Only Women Bleed

“In 70 -80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner is killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder” - National Institute of Justice, 2003

raped, stalked or beaten -

a roll of the gender dice . . .

homicide happens

Sept. 3, 2019
Title and senryu inspired by Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed” (one of the few songs of his I really like)

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Date: 9/4/2019 11:06:00 PM
Andrea, you took the theme to a dark place... well done, and best of luck ~
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Date: 9/4/2019 5:38:00 PM
Hi Andrea, This is a sad thing that happens often. I knew you would nail this challenge. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Enjoy the rest of your day- Alexis
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Date: 9/4/2019 4:31:00 PM
Yes, it shows up in the abuse. Best to depart at the start! Well done, my friend!
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Date: 9/4/2019 7:15:00 AM
OMG, I love this song. Great one Andrea. I once drove along side of Alice Cooper on the NJ Tnpk. I kept beeping my horn to get him to wave to me but the S.O.B. never looked (lol) Oh well, I guess he gets that kind of stuff all the time. Thanks for bringing back great memories. Terrific!
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Date: 9/4/2019 6:07:00 AM
Physical abuse must always be condemned without reservation. I pity those caught in abusive relationships and see no way out! // Your poem is strong and deserves a top podium finish, Andrea. Best regards, my friend. // paul
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Date: 9/4/2019 3:35:00 AM
Man thinks he's great by using violence when in reality he's just a coward. Hugs.
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Date: 9/3/2019 5:29:00 PM
A powerful poem. Part Dieux.. I have no answers, but the women stay with their murderous partners before death. Even with women's shelters available. Part Three And the men kill the children, as well Newsflash..France has so much domestic violence they are investing 5.5 million in programs to stop it. I just saw the news flash, Andrea! Panagiota
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Date: 9/3/2019 4:27:00 PM
powerfully penned Andrea!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/3/2019 3:54:00 PM
Wow, that was dark and chilling Andrea. And Alice Cooper, such a cool choice. I as well loved that song but my favorite of his was "Billion Dollar Babies"
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