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Feel Me...See Me (Turning From Abuse)

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See my face know my heart,
see my fear torn apart.
See my face look at yours,
see your hands the hurt they cause.
See the bruise, see the scar,
see the burns from your cigar.
See the tears that streak my cheek,
see me crushed and think I'm weak.
Feel me shudder with the pain,
feel me shrinking once again.
Feel no pity, no remorse,
feel the power, feel the force.
Feel the change that's taking place,
see the anger on my face,
see the light now in my eyes,
see just how I realise.
Feel me close and sense my heat,
feel me gone and hear my feet
Feel my strength to turn and say,
‘see my back' and walk away!
Feel Me...See Me (Turning From Abuse)
Monday, October 16, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: abuse,fear,hope,leaves,pain,strength
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
somehow, someway find the strength to walk away...find hope
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COMMENTS
Katherine 06 May 2020
This poem is truely beautiful. I am doing an english persuasive speech on how poetry has the power to change the world and I chose this poem on the social issue of domestic violance. THANK YOU! !
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Chinedu Dike 08 January 2020
A sad story of abuse, powerfully and movingly penned. Very heartfelt with strong emotions. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.
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Lodigiana Poetess 09 January 2020
Thank you so much Chinedu..sadly the world is full of stories of abuse, cruelty and an unloving society. Thank you for reading and commenting which I do appreciate. Lodigiana x
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Sandra Feldman 09 April 2019
Piercing like pain, Brave, like born again. Touched me so deeply. Never have I read such a descriptive poem on abuse, tragically real, so deeply moving. Being able to transmit physical and moral pain so perfectly. All the abused, thank you deeply. This poem has to open many hearts. It is just, it is right, it is painful but grandiose. It must be read, felt and understood. It has the power, I hope, to provoke change. Thank you.
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Lodigiana Poetess 09 April 2019
Thank you Sandra from the bottom of my heart..This was based on a dear friends own personal suffering and her vivid recounting to me of her thoughts and feelings..but there is some positivity to be gained from all this as she did find the strength to turn and walk away and begin life anew and although never forgotten she can now move on..I hope that these words can offer some help to those going through similar trauma.Thank you once again for your kind words. xx
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Mahtab Bangalee 28 January 2019
come, sit, see around of me feel absolutely you'll find everything beautifully if you're inquisitive truly....// enjoyed I this beautiful poem
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Lodigiana 28 January 2019
I am so happy that you enjoyed this poem. Thank you so much! xx
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Aqua Flower 10 October 2018
To walk away. Such a poignant write that touches me. The strength within so powerfully expressed! This is definitely something I will save to my poem list!
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Lodigiana Poetess 11 October 2018
Thanks so much for your touching comments..really appreciate it!
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Bharati Nayak 29 September 2018
This is the reality of the situation many women across globe go through.If the relationship is so abusive, there is no reason to suffer silently. Find strength to go away...Your poem is one of encouragement to face the situation boldly. Kudos to you.Thanks for sharing this poem.(Part-2)
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Lodigiana 30 September 2018
Thank you so much Bharati for your encouraging words...really appreciate it! xx
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Bharati Nayak 29 September 2018
Feel the change that's taking place, see the anger on my face, see the light now in my eyes, see just how I realise. Feel me close and sense my heat, feel me gone and hear my feet Feel my strength to turn and say, ‘see my back' and walk away! - - - Part-1
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Bri Edwards 29 September 2018
A topic of leaves? ? anything to do with the cigar? ? or is it as in she/he leaves? ? to MyPoemList for its good message of encouragement and maybe hope. next time, if there is one, try saying this instead: Fuch YOU! You've hurt me for the LAST TIME. For you I'd not give one thin dime. I turn my back on you; 'tis so true. This I say now: F uck U! F uck U! ! bri ;)
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Lodigiana Poetess 29 September 2018
leaves..Cigar..I get it..Thanks so much for including in Mypoemlist..I feel passionately about this subject..not because it affected me personally but it has affected people close to me so highllighting it is extremely important to me and I thank you once again for bringing it to readers attention.Thanks so much Bri xx
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