Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

Domestic Abuse - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

Take a look at the life some choose
Slapped until cheeks are bruised
Kicked till the teeth become loose
Hate and love may be sometimes confused
But the victims always have their own views

And so I watched the accuser
Run back forgivingly to the abuser
And I was certainly not amused
I observe with scorn in my passive silence
People born to massive domestic violence

And the list goes on until I snooze
Some lovers do it due to alcoholic booze
Domestic abuse flows with blows and shoes
Personal confidence is reduced
Regular beatings are introduced
Until there is no more aggressive juice
While the culprit is always on the loose

Victims of domestic abuse
It is time to break loose
From this low esteem glaring excuse
Or tomorrow you will sow the final bad news

Copyright 2009 - Sylvia Chidi

Comments about Domestic Abuse by Sylvia Chidi

  • (7/6/2009 12:04:00 AM)

    This poem is so true. Battered Woman Syndrome must really be a real disease because it seems to be infecting so many. They always think he'll be different. Give him another chance. But the real victims in this situation are the children at hand. Me, my siblings. We didn't chose this, we didn't say vows, but we're more invested in this than anyone else.
    I loved your poem! ! ! !
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  • (6/12/2009 2:18:00 PM)

    This poem speaks the truth of how some people live their lives... whether they are the abuser.....or the victim! Nobody should have to deal with domestic abuse! If you are being abused you need to tell someone immediately so that it can be stopped! This is a sad subject, but GREAT POEM! .......Michaela Goodrich (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 6, 2009

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