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Poetry Domestic Abuse Essay

  • Submitted by: DimphoM1
  • on August 12, 2015
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 679 words

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I told you I don't love you anymore and you refused to take me home
Even though I begged, even though I cried
For four hours straight,
Your roommate and his girlfriend, newly engaged, tried to quieten me down, offered hugs and solace, pleaded with you to take me home
I felt horrible,
that the rotting stench of our dead love was creeping through the vents into their home
'Promise me that we'd never turn out like that',
The boy says to the girl while I'm in the bathroom, cleaning the dry mucus from my cheek.
I pour water into the bath and try to drown myself,
I'm unsure of why I keep getting up and gasping for air
Messing up my weave
It begins to smell, worse than my vagina does after you come in it
So I unlatch it from my roots and continue
The attempts to drown myself
I come out from the bath and stop myself from crying
Because I ask myself
What exactly is making you cry?
Because he's cheating once again?
Because he's the only taste you've ever had in your mouth
Or because this time he's leaving you for the girl
He didn't want to admit it
But he said it with his eyes
And you thought of the years of love you've given to him
The parts of yourself you've tucked away
The dreams you delayed because his came first
The infant you put to rest because he wasn't ready
At some point, I am happy I'm not a mother
Imagine breaking yourself in half to give life
And now, weeping for someone not worthy of your love
It does not seem like two sides of the same coin
Two sides of the same woman
I step out
Unconquerable
Because I am woman
I start banging on your locked door,
Kicked and punched so damn hard I goddamn near broke your door handle
You come out, raged
Slapped me and threw me to the other end of the room,
My legs and ass hit the floor so hard
I grabbed the vase and threw it at your face
You duck and kick my face
Wait for me to get up
Then slapped me, twice
I grabbed your shirt
Wanting to dig my nails into your skin
And tear...

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