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Violence Christmas Poems | Violence Poems About Christmas

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A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory, 1985

The porch, decked in lights, said “Merry Christmas!” when we couldn’t utter the words. Our newly decorated Fraser Fir was a casualty of war that year, but my brother and I were the real victims. My mom and step-dad were battling again, weapons drawn. Neither retreating, they unwrapped and returned each other's gifts. I spent Christmas Eve at the mall, then wrapped dutifully all night.

 By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, 11/19/15
for the Contest, A Christmas Memory (Sponsor: Broken Wings)

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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A Butterfly through the Storm -- plus a call for submissions for Christmas poems

Christmas poetry submissions call below poem...

A Butterfly through the Storm
By Stacy Savage

 When they first dated
 He treated her good,
 And did all the things
 That boyfriends should.

He gave her compliments
And made her grin,
With stars in her eyes
And feelings within.

She was eighteen.
He was her first love.
He was all that
She was dreaming of.

Then as time had passed,
He showed another side.
He had two personalities,
Like Jekyll and Hyde.

He talked down to her
And made her cry.
He’d steal from her
And then he’d lie.

But she was in love
And couldn’t break free,
For his good side
Was all she could see.

He beat her once
And she left him then,
But after months,
She went back again.

She wasn’t back long
And they got in a fight.
Then he strangled her
With all his might.

She almost passed out
And was gasping for air.
Then he let her go
As if he cared.

He looked at her
As she yelled and cried
And said how he wished
That she had died.

She was devastated
And left him again,
But unfortunately,
That wasn’t the end.

A couple weeks later,
She found her way back.
And soon, there would be
Another attack.

They got into an argument
And he beat her once more.
He picked her up high
And threw her to the floor.

She was bruised all over
And although it was tough,
She finally decided,
Enough was enough.

Two days went by
And she went to the cops.
She knew the string of violence
Had to stop.

She began to realize
She didn’t deserve a man
Who called her names
And raised his hand.

She broke away
And found her voice.
She finally made
The wisest choice

To leave behind
A worthless man
Who will never, ever
Lay a hand

On her again,
For she said goodbye
And now,
She is a butterfly--

She can spread her wings
And move on with strife
And enjoy all 
The pleasures of life,

Without the bruises
And all the pain.
She found the rainbow
After the rain.

Thank God for helping
Her break away.
Now, she lives
Another day,

With a smile on her face
And a future bright.
Domestic violence
Is never alright!

Submissions are now being accepted for a Christmas poetry anthology. Poets may submit one to two Christmas poems, up to 32 lines each, for consideration. The editor is looking for poems that embrace the Christmas spirit. Poems about soldiers at Christmas are also welcome since the proceeds from the book will be going to Operation Gratitude – an organization that sends care packages to U.S. Military. Previously published poems are acceptable. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015. Complimentary copies will not be given to contributors since the proceeds and copies of the book will be going to Operation Gratitude, but copies will be available at a reasonable price. The title of the anthology will be chosen from one of the poem titles featured in the book. Email submissions to: stacyrsavage@yahoo.com.

Copyright © Stacy Savage | Year Posted 2015