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A Beating for Love
by Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko
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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
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)
Very touching indeed sweet lady..very well written...stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Welcome to the den,a heartfelt and emotional poem,very well written,take care

Reviewed by richard cederberg
Reviewed by Richard Cederberg
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.
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