Sunday, January 24, 2010

Trail of Tears...

They say her tears will never cover
the scars he made.
She had dreams, big dreams.
Seems even imaginations fade
when prince charming comes along.
He made her sit in ivory towers with no family or friends to comfort her.
She convinced herself that all she needed was him.
They met when she was 14.
What she didn’t know was his daddy already showed him the blueprint of a woman’s body.
He knew how to touch her just right to stop breathing.
It only took two years for her to fall in love,
lose what little friends she had,
get pregnant 3 times and carry none full term, have 3 broken ribs,
have a new smile and a shattered soul.
Out of 500 young women, ages 15 to 24, 60 percent were currently involved in an ongoing abusive relationship and all participants had experienced violence in a dating relationship
Her mother once told her “It ain’t rape if its your man and boys will be boys, one hit ain’t gonna kill ya.”
But he will and they do,
these shes become interchangeable
with new names and faces,
new stories and bruises.
She was 15 and caught a nice one in the eye because she forgot to refer to her boyfriend as sir.
She was 17, stomach was covered is beautiful hues of blacks and blues, causing God like imprints of his boots cause she was watching the football game to hard.
There’s only a fist difference between strong woman and abused.
I wish someone would have told her she was beautiful before she became his punching bag,
waiting for the stuffing to fill back in.
If you think you see a she…
even if it is in fragments of mirrored reflections
tell her love is not abuse…
cause If you don’t tell her … then who will?
Every 5 min, an act of violence is done in a relationship where one of the partners are between the ages of 15 to 18.
Facts mean nothing when…
They say her tears will never cover
the scars he made.
She had dreams, big dreams.

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