Black Poetry : Beneficiaries

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    No, don't tell me how he
    Hit you
    Kicked you
    Pushed you
    Dragged you
    Spat on you..

    I don't want to hear it.
    Don't sit here and dump it all out on me.
    But, ask yourself
    If this is how you want your life to be?

    Don't show me the hidden bruises
    Telling me how you're hurting and sore
    'Bout how you've lied about walking into
    An open kitchen cabinet door...
    And hiding blackened eyes
    Under the thick make-up you wore
    Cuz you and I both know
    You're going RIGHT back for some more

    And, no I'm not going to tell you to leave him.
    You've heard all that a thousand times before
    So, all I can advise
    Is that you, at least, get a Life Insurance policy
    And to keep it current.
    You need to pay that before you pay your LIGHT BILL.
    Cuz then, your family'll have enough to bury you
    And your children'll have something left over in lieu of a will.

    And, in the mean-time, I'll just pray
    That you haven't irrevocably
    Damaged their young minds
    Into believin' what they're seein'
    Is the ONLY kind of "love that binds."

    I'll pray that your son doesn't grow up to emulate
    Anger and violence and "a woman aint sh+t" hate...
    I'll pray that he doesn't later repeat this horror on his own chosen mate
    And, I'll pray that your daughter doesn't grow up to think
    That being disrespected and beat is her own set fate.
    Yes, I'll pray that, for them, it isn't too late.

    But, to you, all I can say is to, at least, secure something
    And maybe your death'll reap more than your living could bring
    For those who'll remain
    When you greet the "hereafta'
    Cuz it look like you gone stay with 'im



    'Til he kills ya'.
     
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    tay_tay225 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There are too many women putting up with this mess. I can name a few that are still in high school..but they somehow think it's love..

    A woman needs to read a poem like this early on and then maybe she can understand later. Talking about it ahead of time was what helped me dump one of my exes when he started getting violent.

    Wonderful poem. ♥
     
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    true realism and what's going on in todays life , to many abuse against human life.

    well said sis...........
     
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    Yeah it's crazy...that's an interesting poem. For some it may be hard to look elsewhere for a better relationship, thinking that that's all they have and to suffer for the sake of their kids or whatnot. I've always wondered why ppl have stayed..I often thought that it was some kind of illness that they kept going back...like battered womans syndrome. I don't know much about it, I just know that some have been killed in result of turning a blind eye and all the b.s. excuses they give to why they're getting beat up!
     
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    Thank you much, Tay Tay, Rich and Emerald Queen!


    Yes, abused women have some deep emotional issues which keeps them prisoners by their own fears and insecurities.

    Until she realizes that she can't change him and can only work on changing herself, she will stay in that abusive relationship.
     
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    Sad but true.
     
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    Love hurts, but it shouldn't bruise.

    Nice.