Lauren White

Rookie (01/10/1989 / Blackpool)

Through her eyes

I'm going to tell you a story about a very strong woman
She took lies and abuse from her violent, drunk husband

He controlled her every emotion and made her very wary
She constantly tred on egg-shells, this was more than scary

She was always to blame; he says she drove him to it
She couldn't help but believe him, maybe thats why she got hit

He covered her with bruises; which were sometimes easily noticed
She knew herself what they were but told her friends to take no notice

He always started the arguments and then they would begin to fight
At the end he'd walk out, only to be expected back later that night

Anxiously she would wait for him, knowing what was going to happen
She would feel sick to her stomach, she knew she would get a bashing

Suddenly she would hear the door slam and run for a place to hide
She knew he would be looking for her, she couldn't help but break down and cry

Her children were terrified of him; they regularly saw what he would do
He would say that she was crazy; they knew he wasn't telling the truth

She tried her hardest to protect them, even if it put her in danger
They were always on her side, to them he was nothing but a stranger

Was this going to be her life? Did she not deserve any happiness?
She began to lose faith and hope, believing the answer was yes

Well let me tell you something now, her new life has just begun
She's still going through the pain but this brave woman is infact my mum

Submitted: Monday, July 24, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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  • Gold Star - 14,487 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/25/2014 3:57:00 AM)

    In fact this is the most felt poem for me due to its contents that hurts the sentiments of a responsible son and mom who is helpless in the circumstances and beyond control. Such things are happening throughout the world (Report) Reply

  • Rookie shygirl 93 (11/9/2008 10:33:00 AM)

    wow lauren your amazing to put down what you and your mum went through into words is absolutley amazing.another great poem you have alot of talent. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barry Van Allen (1/4/2007 3:51:00 AM)


    It's rare for me to give a '10' to anyone... BUT can I give a '14' to you and your
    Mum? I had occasion earlier to remember Ray Charles, but it seems that that old
    stand-by 'Hit The Road, Jack '... would not have worked for you! May I suggest
    a little Neil Diamond might be nice! (Brother Love's.... show!) He says - - -
    to 'Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies, and Everyone goes! ' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mandy Jackson (7/26/2006 8:18:00 AM)

    I think you are very brave, just like your mum, who's my best friend. I think you are all starting a new and better life, which i think you all really deserve after all youve been through. You will get there.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karen White (7/25/2006 12:19:00 PM)

    This poem certainly brought tears to my eyes, it must have been very hard for you to put feelings into words. I should know Lauren, because im your mum. Im so sorry you had to go through so much trauma in your life, your very brave too and I really hope this is a new begining for all of us. You make the pain im suffering so much easier, you really do make sense of what lifes all about. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Séamus Fox (7/24/2006 4:53:00 PM)

    Lauren this is beautiful thank you for being brave enough to share your feelings with the world.

    Séamus (Report) Reply

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