You say you love me
You say you love me as you love yourself
So you always cling to me like a tick on a cow
Even after I hurt your body and bruise your soul
Even when I say I want to be left alone
But when I have things on my mind you’re the best person to listen
Because you give advice better than the shrinks that give them.
And you’re beautiful so beautiful.
It’s no fun saying goodbye to someone as beautiful as you
Because I don’t think I can ever find someone like you
It’s no fun saying it’s over to someone who I need as badly as I need you
And you know I do
But you say you love me till death do us part
And you cling to me even when I want to be left alone.
Sadly I know in my heart, soul and mind that it’s got to be this way
You see because your heart and time is not all mine
And I’m stupid with rage that can fill up the deepest mine
And I’ve got to face that right now
I’ve got to face my demons alone
And I hang my head in tears when I say these words to you
I fight the pain when I say these words to you
It’s over, it’s really over.
But you cling to me even when I want to be left alone
Follow me everywhere in our home
And in a rage, I hit you, again and again
From the bedroom floor to the sitting-room floor and out into the streets
For everybody’s eyes to see
And when you fall down I stamp my foot into your body
Over and over and over again
And when the rage subsides
And I see your body fade and start to convulse
I kneel beside you,
Wish I could crawl up inside you and heal the pain that I caused you
but I can’t
In these COVID-19 times, cases of domestic violence are ever on the rise due to the lockdown and the stress brought about by poverty, loss of jobs and frustration with life. I wrote a piece about Coronavirus and domestic violence which you can read here.
Across the world, many women lose their lives at the hands of their ex-husbands, husbands, ex-boyfriends and boyfriends and other men in their lives. In India for example women are killed by their own families for marrying into another religion or cast famously known as honour killings. Each day we see cases of murder-suicides all over the world where a man kills his finally and commits suicide. It’s a sad state of affairs
I beg all women don’t let yourself be another statistic, poem or story. If you find yourself in an abusive relationship it’s best you walk away as your life is more precious than an abusive relationship. I know sometimes it can be hard to walk away due to children and other reasons but you have to think about what’s best for you and your children. Men are also abused but the numbers are not as prevalent as those cases of women and I would advise men in abusive relationships to walk away as well.
That’s all from me today. See you see you soon. Remember to adhere to regulations set to curb the spread of Covid-19 by your government and health bodies. If you take care of yourself you take of everybody around you. Covid-19 is a universal problem and so we have to fight it together sooner or later we’ll find a way to conquer it in the meantime keep safe, wear a mask, sanitize with sanitizers or Wash hands with soap and running water and observe social distancing measures.
Keep safe 😊😊
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