An Endless Ruse.

by TinyDancer46   Nov 9, 2007

She hides the bruises once again
By putting on long sleeves
She tells herself she's had enough...
This time, she'll really leave.

But then he sees her packing and
Begs her to change her mind...
With teary eyes, he promises
That it will end this time.

"I'm sorry babe," he whispers
As he wipes away her tears
He wraps his arms around her waist...
Her sadness disappears.

But nighttime falls; he stumbles home
With whiskey on his breath
And suddenly, his gentle eyes
Have turned as cold as death...

She begs him not to hurt her
But a stranger he's become...
She screams for him to let her go
Yet he has just begun.

And in the morning, she will find
More bruises left to hide
She'll cover up that new black eye...
"I'm leaving," she'll decide.

But he will trick her once again
He'll lie to make her stay...
And there she'll go, still hoping that
He'll finally change someday.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Lost One

    I've often wondered why people stay with people who abuse them. I watched for five years as my mom was abused by a man. She left but always went back. It got worse and worse, it finally ended when he took a carpet knife to her face, saying if he couldn't look at her face every morning no one would. I was seven.

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    Written well but ashame many men and women stay through domestic violence.. I have witnessed it and it's awful.

  • 4 years ago

    by J Nair

    Portrayal is so clear no place for any doubt.

    Painful but very well written.

  • 4 years ago

    by J Nair

    Portrayal is so clear no place for any doubt.
    Have seen from close quarters this game of makebelief, hoping that one day they'll kick the habit , until it kicks them in.

    Painful but very well written.

  • 4 years ago

    by Natalie84

    Seen loved ones go through this. And even me though it wasn't physical abuse. It is a vicious cycle...though you words are sad it's the brutal truth! Nice write!

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