Outside there sits a beautiful woman
As she continues with her daily motions
Everything looks good
She seems happy.
She often gets lost in the crowd,
watching her provide a living
she gets through it all.
One day she finds a man of her dreams.
As time goes on they stay together.
The new relationship feeling is over and her life takes a turn for the worst.
He has a temper
He’s bigger than her
Stronger than her
He takes advantage of that.
He becomes physical with her
She believes it’s going to stop
Never once did she think it would get this bad.
She finds herself confined to their house
She is trapped like a caterpillar in a cocoon
He doesn’t let her leave
She hasn’t seen sunlight in days
Candles light the house
She still disoriented from the last beating
Doesn’t know what’s up or down
Trying to find her sanctuary
She was all alone with a heavy heart
Her life had been shattered by a tight fisted hand
Who would she turn to
No one would understand
With no self-esteem, she was a broken mess
She cries alone, but,
If she cries alone, is she like the tree in the forest?
The one that if there’s no one to hear it.
Then it doesn’t make a sound?
The beatings got worse because he heard her cry
He watched as she sat there bleeding
He never cared about her feelings
Her body had no healing
She had no escape
never allowed to do anything never allowed to talk
He beat her some days til she couldn’t walk
He treated her like dirt
he loved to see her hurt
She has no tears or any fears but the memories will last for years.
She made her decision on her happiness
She left him
She started to heal
She is brave enough to have found marriage,
brave enough to believe in love and everyday she thanks the gods.