The clock ticks and ticks
But her thoughts are fixed
In the nightmare of her mind. As she sits on the bed
Traumatized; fingers shaking, a busted lip and a bruise on her head.
The phone is behind her on the night table.
It rings and rings but what's the point to listen to his fables.
Hearing yet another apology; a cold I'm sorry leave his lips and drift in
With the broken promises of yesterday because tomorrow it will just all happen again.
And as the phone rings she just sits there
Not a one tear falls from her cheek because she no longer cares.
She lets god do the crying as the gray clouds form and she watches the rain fall
From out her window and continues to ignore the call.
But an escape is not the case
He will come home eventually and make a face
Pissy drunk he’ll want to know why she didn’t answer the phone
He’ll be like, “Baby I love you” in a sobbing tone
He’ll want to make up and she won’t want to be touched
How could he love her when he hits her so much?
And the fear in her heart makes her too scared to leave
“There is no where to go”, is what she’ll believe
But he’s not gonna stop, it’s just not in his nature.
And makeup may hide the bruises but she will always be in danger.
That’s why young women must learn to speak up
Because it is not ok to allow yourself to get beat up
The resources are available to everyone who will look
It may be as simple as flipping open a phone book
And this message is not directed to women only
I wish to make everyone aware of domestic violence through my poetry
Whether a Male, Female, Adult or Child
No form of abuse should be deemed as mild
If I could change the world I would eliminate this problem
Unfortunately we can’t alter the minds of the abusers with the problem
So to make a difference I choose to use my words to speak
We will not get anywhere if we come across as meek
We must open our minds and mouths to protect our family and friends
We must notice signs through a close up lens
They are telling us their struggles; we just have to hear them
We must assure them that there abuser will be condemned
But in order to make a change we must all agree
That to save our brothers and sisters awareness is key.