Daniel Bernard Kelleher

Gold Star - 7,606 Points (11/2/1946 / Cork, Ireland)

Chains Of Fear - Poem by Daniel Bernard Kelleher

Today I take my life back
Free from the chains of fear
No more Punch's no more slaps
Standing firm no turning back
Brain washed I was ugly
I believed it was my fault
Unable to fight my corner
Violence not my nature
Every day the same routine
Argue from early morning
Not wanting to control the anger
Preferring just to hurt me
Brought up to respect women
Treat them like a princess
So unprepared for this duress
Became a battered husband

Topic(s) of this poem: fear, violence

Comments about Chains Of Fear by Daniel Bernard Kelleher

  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/28/2016 3:06:00 PM)

    Very good account of domestic violence directed towards a husband, 'violence not my nature' (Report) Reply

    Daniel Kelleher (1/30/2016 3:11:00 PM)

    Thank you Margaret for your comment

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 22, 2016

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