Antonio Liao

Veteran Poet - 1,359 Points (november 7,1957 / dapitan city)

Battered Husband - Poem by Antonio Liao

battered husbands too exist
a wife kicking his strong feet
slapping his rugged jaw
insulting him in front of his
friends and shouting at
him while talking breakfast

she collars him and spits
on him, his decency trampled
like a rug at the door
where she cleans her feet
from all dirt where she
stamps on his privacy

i see him smile through
all these, as though nothing
really matters, nothing
to mind nothing to be
taken seriously

she was once beautiful
a face he always adore

something wrong went
somewhere,
she went wild in the
desert of her longings
she fell on the deep abyss
of her mind
she lost her senses
on some unacceptable
pains
she cries in the wilderness
as though her soul
is taken somewhere else

and here he is
this battered husband
watching him with so
much understanding

her doctor will be coming
again today
for her injections


Comments about Battered Husband by Antonio Liao

  • (9/8/2015 3:00:00 AM)


    Wow! Totally intense and emotional poem about battered men! It is not often talked about, but does exist quite often in our world. It is just as horrible a crime as battering a women - it's very offensive and wrong. Thank you for having the courage to write of this crime, it needs to come to light! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (10/23/2012 10:44:00 AM)


    Pregnant with passion and pathos as the reality of a crime that is often swept under the rug is powerfully brought in to light. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2009 3:53:00 AM)


    abuse on men exist, verbal and physical... (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2009 5:18:00 AM)


    yeah who would save the battered husbands...............
    Good write............
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  • (11/13/2008 2:53:00 AM)


    yes.. battered husbands too exist.. those whose scars can and sometimes cannot be seen... a very sensitive write..thanx (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2008 9:28:00 PM)


    good narration, Anto...and good ending too...10 (Report) Reply

  • (10/1/2008 10:28:00 AM)


    Interesting theme, that of violence against men. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2008 7:38:00 PM)


    Bravo! ! ! I have poem similar to this and it is indeed entitled battered husband. I can relate to this piece and I love your imagery. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008



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