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Why Does She Stay



Why Does She Stay

Those who have never lived it
ask Why does she stay
You say the answer is so simple
Just walk away.

How does one become
imprisoned by the abuse?
By fear, shock, disbelief
and the feeling of no use

The self esteem has been stripped
you are stupid and ugly
Your children you would lose
you would fail as a Mommy

There is no place to turn
because of the shame
When all that goes wrong
you shoulder the blame.

The crack of that first slap
will forever be heard
The shock is so great
that life now is but a blur

You separate self
from family and friends
For the bruises you can't hide
and the pain that never ends

So until you have walked
a mile in their shoes
Don't be so quick to judge
Because they stay
that they deserve the abuse

ღ KKD ღ

This is dedicated to the thousands
of not just abused women
but men and children as well.
Abuse wears many faces
It is that of not just physical
but the mental as well
and just know that
you are not alone 
that there is a way out
of your living hell.
Yes the pathway out is rocky
and feels like it is all up hill,
but just ask for help
and you will be amazed
at the support you will get.
The shame is not yours to bear
You are not the one
that raised an angry hand
to your loved (?) one.
There are now shelters and
organizations you can call.
When I went thru this
30 plus years ago
there were no shelters
and the law really didn't
want to get involved.
 
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
TO BE EITHER
A VICTIM OR A SURVIVOR
WHILE YES I REMEMBER AS IF
IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY
TODAY I REFUSE TO LIVE THERE

PLEASE GET OUT 'NOW'

 
For trust me no matter
how many times they say ...
'I'm sorry it will never happen again ...
I love you ...
You know I didn't mean to hurt you ...
If you just wouldn't do _ _ _ _ _
to make me mad ...
It will happen again and again,
You need to get out and the cycle
needs to be broken. If ever you
should need someone to talk to
remember I am here
and will do what I can to assist you
God Bless you
and may he hold you in His
loving protective arms
as He did me and my girls.
 
National Domestic Violence Hot Line
The Hotline can be accessed via
The nationwide number 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or
TTY 1−800−787−3224 or (206) 518-9361
Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers (206) 518-9361


I play this song because it most
represents my feelings when I
finally built up the nerve after
8 years of abuse to tell him to leave
and that I was getting a divorce
when which I got the worst beating of my life,
But it was the last one....

ღ KKD ღ

Original By
Donna DeLong Matthews
The Gold Pen Ghost
All Rights Reserved
March 2004
Just another Reflection of My ღ

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ღ God asked me how long
I planned on keeping you in my life.
I smiled and said...
How do I choose between always and forever...
But then I have found that's really not up to me... ღ

 Phil Collins
In The Air Tonight













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