The Abusive Man Poem by londiwe buthelezi

The Abusive Man

Rating: 4.9


I understand why you won't leave him.
It's because no matter how many times he hits you,
slaps you,
humiliates you,
or even degrades you;
you can still look at him and see the same man who
once cherished you,
praised you,
worshipped you.
The same man who promised you
more than the moon and the stars.
The man who loved you..

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
~ Jon London ~ 25 March 2009

Love is blind, a true write of what a heart will forgive. Thanks for the share

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Cheryl Davis Miller 25 March 2009

Oh my, this brought back childhood memories of my mother.She must have been looking through the same eyes you described.Very well expressed, but very painful to those of us touched by this behavior.Keep speaking Londi. Cheryl

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Tim Honeycutt 25 March 2009

a poem of a different kind of love, and a different look at poems for love. very good

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Gopichand Nagasuseela 28 March 2009

the element of love is potrayed beautifully. a true love from the soul of woman can be seen. with small strkes oceans of meaning conveyed.

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Greenwolfe 1962 02 April 2009

These are all sad, but true stories that keep repeating themselves. I hate these stories because everyone knows what has to be done. The solution is available for such tragedies as this. I thought you were very direct in your presentation and I like that directness. Bravo! GW62

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Isabella Genova 24 April 2009

That is one of the most powerful poems I've read in awile! I'm glad I got t oread it :)

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Jun Insigne 24 April 2009

Touching Poem, Thanks.

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Allen Henriette 21 April 2009

You really get into it.I'm deeply touched.

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Dee Daffodil 20 April 2009

Understanding someone in this way, is the first step to offering the help that is required to change the situation. No one has the right to hurt another individual. this might seem idealistic, but trust me on this one. I worked with women in abusive relationships for six years, and still do on occasion. Understanding, and not turning away from your friend is a very good thing that you are doing. Your friend (?) needs your support. Often it may take 40 or more assaults, before a woman will finally reach out for help. The two most dangerous times in an abusive relationship, are pregnancy and seperation. Be there for your friend and offer whatever help you can. Hugs, Dee

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Jithu Varghese 19 April 2009

there is really gr8 feel to it... nice write....

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