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A Beating for Love
by Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko
Friday, July 24, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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An abused woman's cry for help, expression of her feeling of helplessness

Your fist pounded my face
In shock I stood there
Not moving, not screaming
The first time it happened
You said you beat me because you loved me.

You put the blame on me

I don’t remember doing wrong

Your gambling and drinking

Your womanising and flirting

Your problems and woes

Were all my fault

And you said you beat me because you loved me


I asked you why you did this

“You made me do it “you said

 “I love you, that’s why I beat you”

I never knew love was like this

Maybe no one ever told me.

I thought love was loving and caring,

Laughter and happiness

Not this—a beating for love


I grew old in my heart

My love turned to fear and hate

I lived only in dread of that fist in my face

Why didn’t I go, why?

Because I loved you

And you said you loved me that’s why you beat me.

I cried myself to sleep, silently

So you wouldn’t hear in case I got another fist in my face.


Is this love?

A fist in the face

I must have dreamt the other love

The movie star love

The storybook love

The pure clean love

What have I done to deserve this?

This angry fist in my face.


The hand that beats me caresses me

I can’t move away

Can’t say what’s in my heart,

No one must know my shame

I lay there beaten inside, dead inside, hating inside, dying inside

Holding on to you- not in love but in fear

While dreading the morning because I’ll get another fist in my face

And you’ll whisper between the kisses,

I beat you because I love you.


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/27/2009
This one hurts, because too many are there - ONE is too many - powerfully penned heartbreak. Potentially life saving message in these lines - if even one is saved, your words are worth it - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 7/26/2009
Very touching indeed sweet lady..very well written...stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/26/2009
Welcome to the den,a heartfelt and emotional poem,very well written,take care

Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/24/2009
Reviewed by Richard Cederberg 7/24/2009
When the sin nature is fed - with alcohol, drugs, pornography, womanizing, demonic thoughts, etc. - the garden of ones life will always be run over by weeds and broken bottles and rocks. The type of mentality you speak of is hard to understand. The heart-cry in this is palpable.
Blessings ...

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