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I wrote this poem for a 9th English project. The poems had to include examples of Alliteration, Assonance, similes, metaphors, and personification. To fit them all in without it sounding bad, I made it long. I wrote about spousal abuse. A matter that I feel very strongly about. It's a sad poem, but is also meant to bring strength.

A Few Visitor Comments

Michael
I am very saddened after the reading of this poem. I hope that this woman will someday be loved by an angel from above; to comfort her and rest assure that her baby is well with Jesus her love. God bless You
vipul
i loved it ! i m also strongly aginst spousal abuse ! i kinda realted myself to it ! u r amazin ! thnx 4 sch a beautiful poem !
heather
i like it it was sad but it showed that she didnt love anybody after that and her husband shouldn't have done that to her just because she was pregant! IT'S WRONG!
Chuba
My heart was beating,mouth open,and it closed with a thought. if all poems were like this,ill read foever. perfect

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Those Three Little Words

The aging woman sits in her chair
It is placed by the window and next to the clock
Her image has changed. The color of gray lives on every hair
After 3, she watches the children as she sits in her chair and rocks

The night was exactly 25 years ago
She was sitting at the table awaiting the man of her dreams
He approached her with a smile that was just slightly so
Her heart was pounding like that of a teen girl when she gleams

She then stood to smother her man with a kiss
By this he was surpassingly annoyed
but was overruled by her feelings of bliss
Once their lips met, the kiss was quickly null and void

She pulled away, ignoring the emptiness she had just kissed
She told him the good news of a baby in her womb
That was when his open hand became a fist
he beat her so bad, it made her head boom

For nearly an hour, she was his punching bag
After it all happened, he grabbed his coat and went to the bar
It was then that she stumbled to the bathroom and started to gag
She wanted to leave, but that S. O. B. had taken the car

Her stingy, salty tears, slid down her smooth, steamy cheeks
It took so long for her to understand what had just occurred
Though she was scared, her anger was climbing to its peeks
She will never forgive that scum of a man for his reaction to what he had heard

25 years later, she is still filled with rage
That night she lost her baby from her husbandís terrorist ways
Two days after the beating, she escaped from that animal cage
But months after, she was still in a dramatized phase

Her perpetual pain has been pricking her like a thorn
It is a pain that can never be surpassed
To be a mother to a baby that died unborn
To bear this pain is worse than being gassed

She has never been remarried
She never even gave it a thought
To the heavens is where her baby was carried
It wouldnít be there if her husband hadnít fought

She never loved another man
She is immune to doing so
It began when she was hit by his hand
With her baby is where she would rather go

And that is why, on this 14th day of May, that she rocks away
in her chair and thinks about that day.
That day that contained so much of her pain, but promises herself,
in a very blunt way, of those three little words to never again say.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Catherine
it's so sad. but i loved it anyway.
Alex
i really liked this poem it really touched me
MC
I'm respectful to this author for broaching this often hidden, secret dilemma. Thank you for your courage!
Elizabeth
Thats a great poem I cried while reading it. I, Myself have gone thru spouse abuse but got my boy n' myself out in time. I hope n' Pray for all those who are going thru the same thing and or what I had gone thru. Thank you for such an awesome poem, n' keep up the good work.
SUNNY
I LOVE THIS POEM! THIS IS THE PERFECT POEM FOR ME TO DO AR A POETRY TOURNEMENT I WILL DO AT MY SCHOOL. THANK YOU AND I WOULD LIKE TO LET OU KNOW THAT MY TEACHER LIKES IT AS WELL. ONCE AGAIN I LOVE YOUR POEM.
Cory
I love this poem! It shows what really happens in the real world. Thank you for speaking out!
Margie
I absolutely love this! It is so sad, but very meaningful! It is very interesting and you are a great poet!
Amanda
Wow. I watched my mom go through that crap for 4 years, so this poem touched me very deeply. Thank you for being one of those people who will speak out and never be silenced!
Tori
This poem really explains on what women go through with some of their husbands. It really can make a woman think. How she lost her baby is what all women sometimes go through,its a reality thought. Thanxz for the poem!
Jes
all in all it was great
Mary
I LOVE THIS POEM! I ALMOST CRIED WHEN I READ IT AND I TOLD EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT IT!
shannon
thankyou for sucha beautifull poem. you have the talent that i wish i had.
Eric
hope you got an award for this piece. Admired the ample alliteration.
Sara
That was amazing! It touched me very deeply! Thank you!
Sydny
that was such a deep poem, I loved it! almost made me cry
Lee
good but very sad
Ruth
A beautiful poem
Kerry
That is the most beautiful poem i have ever read. thank you
sally
I had tears in my eyes reading this.. a absolute brilliant poem wonderfully thought out and a meaning so very strong. Good luck with anymore you decide to write!
Kristy
I thought this was a very descriptive poem. It sadly does occur to many times if you ask me. You have so much potential!
Yvette
It blow me away
Demelza
One of the best poems i have read, It shows that you can never forget anything. EXCELLENT WORK
Brittany
I think this poem was well written at such a young age. Girl you really have talent. I am 15 I can't write like that I wish i could. I liked it so much it's now on my website. Don't worry I gave you all the credit.
kim
a very interesting poem
jamie
this si an amazing poem and sad as weel. it lets you know what some men are like and thank full for the one you have. thank you have probably opened alot of womens eyes.!
Brittney
This is a really good story, but put in a poem. I feel stong about spouse abuse. This poem sound be read more, to more then just teens. It should be heard by everyone!

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