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This poem is about woman who was stuck in an abusive relationship. Or at least she thought she was stuck. She is very sad and depressed. She does not want to go on like this. She is very scared that if she leaves she will be seriously hurt. She knows that she can't stay but she does not have the courage to leave.

This poem is very personal to me because it is actually about myself.

A Few Visitor Comments

Emo
This is so me. I really liked it. I'm haveing a hard time. My best friend is tryin to find a way out of this for me, out of this place so i won't run away. Thankx alot for writeng this emo kid
kim
very good i loved it
shalini
This poem sort of describe my life and my triumph. Thanks for sharing this.
nashia
wow, i cried when i read this, when i was 14 i was raped, and i prayed and cried each day that it would never happen again ,but shortly after i was gang raped. . . i lost all hope and would cut myself daily. it was only recently that i found myself again, enough about that, your poem is beautiful. :)

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Better Tomorrow

She can feel the pain
and also the sorrow.
She doesn't want to go on.
So she prays for a better tomorrow.

It's hard for her to cope.
She'd like to runaway.
In her heart she knows
that she can't stay.

You can see the sadness
deep within her eyes.
She would like to stop the madness,
but instead, she just cries.

She prays for strength to move ahead.
To survive another day.
She pleads for the courage to be brave
so she can simply walk away.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Amber
I really liked this poem! It is powerful and still easy to understand. I really loved it!
Bethanie
This totally reminds me of my life. im prolly gonna sound gothic when i say this but im not nobody really knows wut im thinking in my mind not even my best friend i keep things to my self and most the time it seems like no one cares about me and i get called all these names no one cares. honestly that only part of wut i feel. but yeah i like it alot its good! oxxoxooxxo -Bethanie
Joana
this here poem is the best one every day i go on this webpage and they get better and better
kristine.
really good poem
sabrina
this poem definately touched me because it resembles my life right now. My father just got put in jail and my mother got put in the health care center. It's been really hard to handle but I find peace within this piece of poetry. thanx.
shana
I REALLY ENJOY READING YOUR SPECIAL POEMS
Hanna
THIS POEM BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES BECAUSE I AM CURRENTLY FACING THIS EXACT THING I LOVE THE MAN I'M WITH TO DEATH BUT I KNOW I DESERVE BETTER BECAUSE HE DOESN'T TRWAT ME THE WAY A MAN SHOULD TREAT SOMEONE THEY SAY THEY CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT.
morgan
this is a wonderful poem, i know what she is talking about from experience, its so hurtful, but i really liked the poem and could relate
contessa
i love this poem because i am going through a breakup with a guy who i have been with for the last 5 years. he was abusive mental and physical. it hurts everyday because i miss him but i know that i am so much better without him. but this poem really mad me cry. it touched my heart because i would love to have the strenght to just walk away. i just wanted to write and say thankyou for writng and sharing your poem. contessa.
crystal
i like this poem becouse that is how i most of the time.
marquita
i really liked this poem i can relate to it because i'm going through hard times and times like these are good times to write poems. thank you for sharing you work with people like me. thank from the bottom of my heart, marquita washington
Laurie
I really like you poem. it actually reminded myself of me. you did a really good job!
elizabeth
it was amazing,
debbie
my eyes hurt too much frm cryin
jessica
i realy love this poem and as a matter of fact i feel that way 2 but im only 14 so keep up the great writing and i hope to read some more
kontein
"Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give yo rest" (Jesus). I was also going to go away, but Jesus assured me to pray and wait. Today I am glad I waited. She's daily turning into an angel.
sophie
this poem touched my heart i am sorry for those children who are being abused even though i am also only a child but at the age of 14 i would like to do something about it and to help. Its a terrible thing being abused by your own parents even though some of us dont like to mension it maybe you can tell someone that you will never meet. will your parent do it again a third n fouth time? i though your dad is supposed to protect you not scare you. Well done for this poem its amazin from sophie xxxx
Lady Rose
Have you ever noticed that the poems that are written about sadness are usually written by girls. I am a girl and I understand just how you feel.
L
I've been wanting to get a hold of Amy to tell her that I wanted to use her poem in a graphic I did. There is no valid email for me to get a hold of her at. So I thought i would post it here. I really hope she doesn't mind with full credits for her poem.
Ranen
I admire your courage, letting people know what is going on in your life is very brave I hope it all works out for you im sure it will, your poem touched me in an extrem way.
joe
VERY EMOTIONALL WRITTEN,ANS I WOULD SAY KEEP IT UP MAN.
Kathleen
I undestand every thing that u are sayin i feel the same way i hate my life so much it hurts me all the time . i wanna run i wanna hide mi feelings are so in deep i cry i weep.
michelle
I think young or old we all feel this way at times. this poem captured my feelings of heplessness that i have through out my life. it was truly touching.
Cindy
I LOVED YOUR POEM!
Megan
This poem really touched me because of the fact that I just got out of an abusive relationship and it took me a year and a half to get out of it because of the fact that I thought him hitting me was my fault AND IT WASN"T! It helps to know that I'm not the only one who had to go through a situation like this and luckily I made it out alive.
Emi
I truly understand how it is to be that woman you describe in this poem also. I just finally got the courage to leave my abusive relationship, and I was feeling like I am the only one out there who ever was abused in a relationship until I read this poem. Thank you.
nish
I love this poem, i thought it was brave of you to write it and let others read it.
Janella
I love your poem. I want to give it a 5 for super!
Amos
Made me cry!
Olga
makes me sad to hear it, i've been there and done that
Charish
i loved it I hope everything turns out right for the girl and she walks away hey, it worked for me.
shannon
This poem touched me! I started crying when i read it! Its truly wonderful that this person ( that worte the poem) can uncover ever little inch of pain and hurt wabout a person gettin abused , I beleive that this poem should be said out load to the world and maybe it will give a little hope for thoes who have been there and are there! IT WAS WONDERFUL! You should be a writter! :)
shannon
this poem is a reflection of my life.
nate
I LOVE THIS POEM I AM TURNING IT INTO A SONG.
Amie
I just wanted to say that i really loved your poem. It means so much to me. I haven't been abused but i had a friend who was, i told her so many times to go, but she wouldn't she said she didn't have the strength. Now i can see that walking away can be one of the hardest things to do.
pups
Amy I hope things get better and that God gives you the courage and bravery to walk away. Great job!
cristina
this poem is a very good one..it has a lot of meaning to it
darcy
*sigh* i dont know what to say about this poem.just that i made me think =*(
Mary
I understand just how you feel - your poem says it all.
mark
abuse is felt on both sides
caroline
this poem is super!!!
Samantha
This poem symbolizes alot of women who are afraid to leave. I am glad some women dont have that fear.
Tina
The poem just expresses what I feel.

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