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TILL I DISCOVERED ME

=============== Till I discovered me I was a lab-rat in our home Your surgical blade left prints of your brutality on my fragile skin My body like a dancehall knew different beats. Beat of slaps that put out the light in my eyes, of your ceremonial punches, of your kicks, and the disco to which your cane danced on my body accompanied with songs of shouts and insults Till I discovered me I was a bird in your cage Fed from whatever you presented to me My children didn’t know the beautiful me and thought the blue-black spots,red eyes, and the melancholic face were part of what I was made of But how could I tell them that you were the beast that ruined me of my beauty? In silence I sat in our home as you bullied me with violence My eyes became a fountain of unending tears And my fears, my children ate for their bread Discovering in their innocence that something was wrong Then, I discovered me and the choice to leave To fly on happiness’ wings even if it meant being single So, I became me Free from you and happy and alive again #Against_Domestic_Violence

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Date: 4/6/2020 4:49:00 AM
This is beautifully and powerfully written Eduardo. I totally agree with the sentiment.
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Eduardo Bosco
Date: 4/6/2020 4:59:00 AM
THANKS FOR READING BETH. WRITERS HAVE THE TASK OF SPEAKING AGAINST THESE ILLS