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my past

I can remember those lost days of abuse. Those days when I did not have a voice.... now I am alive, living, laughing and growing. It is that hot day in August that I will always remember. The day I left, the day I never went back, and the day I my new life begun.

here are two poems I would like to share

The water from the shower hits my body
I pray it
Kills me
The scent of the soap seals the
The tears emerge with the water
I can still taste the bitterness
I can’t run
I have no
………..Plus I am naked
I turn the water off
The silent tears
Are erased
With my
I pat
My face
I Smile at the reflection
I go make dinner

Never again
I said
That one day
In august
Never again
I said
When he was forced to leave
His tears
Made me laugh
His eyes
Me sad
Sad that wickedness
Killed his existence
Never again
Would I serve him?
Have sex with him
Love him ….NEVER again
I begin to grow
that day
That lonely night in the shelter
The tears streaming down my face
Added to my anger
Added to my pain
Stained my pillow
With hope
I knew then
Never again
Would I allow?
Him to control
Love me
I grabbed my new life
I never looked back


olutosin's picture


I feel relieved at the end of your poem that you regained your voice. It is a beautiful caption for a new mind and a strong woman who made a decision and fulfilled the promise she made herself. Congratulations dear, may we never be silenced again. Never Again!

Please feel free to share more of those beautiful lines.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


Jennifer Brier's picture

Thank you for your truth.

Thank you for sharing such raw truth. Your strength emanates from every word giving all women the courage to break free from the prisons that keep them bound...


"I am a woman, that's my weapon!" ~Catherine Robbins

evestill78's picture

wow- your poems gave me

wow- your poems gave me chills. You are a powerful writer, and even a more powerful women.

joijoi's picture

thank you

Its been an adventure, and my life has truly been a learning experience. I hold my in silence remembering those who have suffered at the hands of the person they love. May domestic violence end completely.

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