Life With Him

by Sherry Lynn   Sep 8, 2006


Beaten; broken
Screaming; Pleading
Bloodied; Bruised

Frightened; angered
Confused; isolated
Imprisoned; belittled

This was life with him

Liberated; mended
Laughing; praying
Tainted; scarred

Brave; joyous
Enlightened; united
Unshackled; praised

This is an attempt at life today.

© Sherry Lynn Hull Richardson

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  • 5 years ago

    by Mams

    Excellent.. accurately choiced all d word.. loved it..5/5

  • 6 years ago

    by rachael

    Excellent - short, poignant, direct. Being a victim of domestic violence myself, knowing the daily, torturous cycle of rationalizations and excuses, I know how difficult that step of acknowledging the truth of the relationship once you get out is. Just saying "This is what it was" is like putting an arm suffering effects of hypothermia into room temperature water and feeling the life flow back is as painful as it is invigorating, it is natural to want to recoil from that and retreat to the safe, familiar denial.

    I felt your movement into that new stage of healing in this -and I am very glad to have read it. I do love the stories of escapees, and yours reminds me, in the most basic sense, how few words are necessary to capture the intensity well.

  • 10 years ago

    by Shirani Graham

    Its really a thrilling expressions and I luved its sound.... well penned... 5/5

  • 10 years ago

    by Sweet lig

    Amazing... when i start reading it really make me surprise.. coz i was interested the title of the poem LIFE WITH HIM now im really surprise the body of the poet it was really differ to other's poem.. and i think this is a very great dedication and message to the member of this site.. or to all the readers as well. this is such a wonderful work and very interesting. the rhyme and the structure are great and i think it was written well.. perfect!5/5

  • 10 years ago

    by David

    The first stanza was excellent. so much description and meaning. just started off a great poem with a bang!

    5/5 David