Black Poetry : Leave Him

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by HighEmme, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. HighEmme

    HighEmme Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I've tried so many times
    and I've cried so many times
    trying to understand
    but I can't
    What makes you stay with him
    and what makes you lay with him
    What keeps you from leaving
    To everyone else
    the relationship is misleading
    But I know you
    so I know the truth
    and I've seen it first hand
    and I've heard it from you
    Black eyes that always cry
    Purple bruises that make you lie
    about what's really going on
    in your home at night
    trying to keep quiet
    how you and him fight
    and how you always take him back
    cause you keep thinking he might
    one day change his ways
    and control his violent rage
    But girl, he's set in his ways
    and you can't make him change
    He's crazy
    It couldn't be me
    and it shouldn't be you
    and it wouldn't be you
    if you could see all the positive things
    about yourself that I see in you
    You're so much better than that
    Beautiful inside and out
    with a sunny disposition
    you don't really like to listen
    but you're quick to jump in
    and give your opinion
    when I need to make a decision
    But I appreciate that
    and I really need that
    I just want you to listen
    when I try to give some back
    I wouldn't tell you anything wrong
    and I wonder how long
    you'll let this go on
    But you can make make it without him
    I know that you you can
    No matter what
    I'm your friend
    and I'll be there
    when it happens again...
     
  2. Desert Storm

    Desert Storm Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    hey gurl feeling this one. self worth i'm feeling that too many go down like this not in this exact situation but i'm included of not leaving when i should not realizing my pride and my self worth i'm feeling every line and every word
    thanks gurl
     
  3. LibertyLady

    LibertyLady Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    truly i feld this one to.........remenissing here
    it was a year ago .....
    sad /powering...but a beautifull piece high emme
     
  4. Gaylee

    Gaylee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is so well scribed touching all the points on domestic violence. This is a wonderful poem about a horrible situation that we all know someone in. The statstics are stagering and from my work I know how devastating to the casualties this way of life is. This poem should be on billboards on the streets and on every grocery store bulliten board in the country, or maybe just every other milk carton. Thank you for writting this HighEmme, great job!
     
  5. HighEmme

    HighEmme Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank all of you so much for the positive feed back! It's much appreciated!
     
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