Bruises

You leave me alone to
fall
down
The f.r.o.z.e.n. eyes give me away
Don’t be aNgry and don’t you SHOUT
For our rainclouds today
It’s nobody’s fault
That we seem to do this everyday
Why can’t we be in love
Instead of pushing each other away?

Tell me now it’s over
I can’t cry these tears anymore
Tell me now that it’s over
So I can leave through the door
Tell me now it’s over
Because we can’t go on
Tell me now that it’s over
Bruised with the PRESsure of your heartless tongue

You hurt me so much
Yet I fight through the pain
Why can’t I leave
No, please not again
I try to be strong
Through the misery and blame
Why do you hurt me
Again and again?

Tell me now it’s over
I can’t do with these tears
Tell me now that it’s over
I don’t have the energy for fears
Tell me now it’s over
So I can go on
Tell me now that it’s over
Please let me be gone

In my f.r.o.z.e.n. eyes
Your heart beats s-l-o-w
No longer di$9ui$£d
Are your {thoughts}
In a moment they <show>
You are my (secret)
You have been my =lies=
While you threaten me bitter-sweet
With your SIZE
F-o-R-c-I-n-G open unsmiling lines
C   Y   N
R   I   G .

2 thoughts on “Bruises

  1. This is a lovely poem. I’ve been there before, time and time again. My hope is that all women who experience this kind of violence are able to leave their abuser! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is one of the lighter poems and not as dramatic as some of the others (see Restraining Order/Sep 2008), I’ve also read your post on 7th January, it’s heartbreaking to go through it but once you’re out I think you find so much peace you didn’t even know existed. I wholeheartedly agree with you, and vice versa if the abuser is a woman – nobody should be put through it and I hope they find the strength and courage to finally leave. Thank you so much for your comment.

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