Poems

Beaten and cheated, Part II

“Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.”

C. Kennedy, Ómorphi

Back in march, I began writing about a true story that has been in the making for 30 years. And She finally did it, she left!

 

You can read the first part here.

 

I finished that post with “But the story is still not over…” and now below is the rest of the story.

Chapter 13

 

He drives his cruel fingers in her throat

prisoning the air, pulling the life out of her

A young boy shrieks with terror

His knees bruise her ribs

 

Chapter 14

 

The small bag of clothes quiver in her hands

The tears in her eyes tremble and fall

She has escaped

with only her life on her back

 

Chapter 15

 

Her daughter denies the horrendous abuse

The lawyer paces his office, eyes blanketed with raging empathy

Her flesh announce her a liar: “No money for an old woman”

“I will make them pay”, the lawyer reassures

 

I will keep updating this story as life happens to her. Because the story is still not over…

 

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10 Comments

  1. Wow. Amazing writing!

    1. Thank you x

  2. Oh thank goodness!!!!! Praying for her!

    1. Thanks you Laura, I hope it only gets better from here.

  3. I’m glad she left, but that’s certainly not then end of the story. I hope everything turns out alright.

    1. Yes, definitely not over yet, I am rooting for things to get better, but the battle will be very brutal.

  4. Great way to work through the pain. We’re routing for you!

    1. Thank you, she took the first step to escape from the pain, finally!

  5. Nice work, Em. Sadly, I deal with people locked into similar interminable cycles of poverty and abuse. It’s far more widespread and common than the general public is comfortable believing.

    1. Yes, it is truly heartbreaking to be the first hand witness to this. I don’t know how you do it.

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