BEING A WOMAN

You flirt and you smile

so full of life, happy for a while

this is what it is to be a woman.

 

You dream, no restraints

full of hope, no complaints

this is what it is to be a woman.

 

You are broken and you cry,

you wish you could die

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

 

You stand up, but are made to fall,

kicked down by life so you can only crawl,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

 

You ask for help but none will come,

as they blame you saying you are dumb,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

 

You stay as you are broken,

crippled by abuse, not physical but spoken,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

 

You have no confidence to make it alone,

you keep quiet so people don’t say you moan,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

 

You get used to the abuse –

a way of life, you’re now a recluse,

this is what it is to be a battered woman.

 

Eventually the world forgets about you,

they told you to leave, but if only they knew,

it’s just as hard to stay – fear cripples you.

You’re human, you’re scared to leave the life you knew.

It’s horrific and painful, but sadly this life is now a part of you.

This… is what it is like to be a battered woman.Image

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