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Song Of Pain
by Linda M Hill
Thursday, May 20, 2004
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People hurrying past
I'm glad they don't see
The bruises I'm hiding
Or the pain inside of me

They rush home
To their perfect life
Never knowing what it's like
To be an abused wife

I can feel the sun
Burning on my face
But my heart still abides
In a cold dark place

I don't want to go home
He's waiting there
But who ever said
That life is fair

My footsteps are slow
As I near my door
I know exactly
What I'm in for

What would happen
If I didn't go in
Took back my courage
To live again

No where to run
No place I can go
Where he wouldn't find me
That much I know

People hurrying past
I'm glad they don't see
The bruises I'm hiding
Or the pain inside of me

(c) Linda Hill 2004




















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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/27/2004
Great abuse poem Linda. l&p G
Reviewed by jude forese 5/23/2004
you always write such intensely real poetic commentaries on abuse ...
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 5/23/2004
Never a nice subject, and to be honest I have never understood what pleasure people get in inflicting pain on others. Heartfelt write Linda
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 5/22/2004
Your title got me in……a very well written poem…albeit heartbreaking.
Verse like this MUST be read.

Ty, Dani

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/22/2004
You have described the feelings of an abused wife so well. Wonderful write indeed.

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/22/2004

Reviewed by John Bidwell 5/22/2004
It is just so hard to wrap my brain around the idea that people treat each other this way.
Like our people who abuse the prisoners in Iraq, we don't want to know who these people are, because it could be us.
Most of us don't beat one another with fists, but how often did a cold word have to be cold? How much did it hurt?
Maybe a lot.
Thank you Linda...for being one of those rare people who absoluely makes the world a better place.
You do!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/22/2004
Gripping and powerful expression, Linda. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 5/22/2004
Linda....powerful write from you my n luck...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/21/2004
"What would happen
If I didn't go in
Took back my courage
To live again"

That says it all. Nice write.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/21/2004

nobody knows, unless they've been there, or unless we speak up and end this madness--powerful, heartwrenching write with message that needs to be shouted from the rooftops!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/21/2004
Heartbreaking! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/21/2004
A gripping realistic look at awaits far too many women, Linda. You speak for them very well. And I truly do hope many of them can find - another place to go.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/20/2004
Oh Linda you said it all Lady!!

Lets smile together...even just for today okay!!

Warm love Tinka
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 5/20/2004
This is so sad, friend...I am really touched and felt the pain and anguish on this page...It is a shame for those coward men...could I relate---cowardice makes(drives) man cruel...and you have correctly pointed it...

HEARTWRENCHING poem, Linda...stay well...

Love n Hugs,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/20/2004
I am glad you are a voice to those who are unable to give a voice to themselves... Thank you for this...
God Bless
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 5/20/2004
Greetings Poet.

It takes me a few minutes to compose myself after reading your heart wrenching writes. (But unfortunately it is necessary that you do it, and you do it very well too!). Far too often anyone who is abused that doesn’t or cannot seek out professional help is only prolonging the needless suffering. In today’s society, it is very easy to pick a telephone, and have the police, or the courts become involved, or just go to a neighbor’s home. (After all the police are supposed to be here to serve and protect all of us). Yes, there is always the risk of invading ones privacy, and the possibility of the children, if they are abused being removed away from the abuser. (That’s a whole other issue to deal with). Yet, without proper documentation to support the allegation, the long-term detrimental effects on the people involved, will continue to manifest until someone is either beaten so bad, or worse… I do not understand why our government will not sacrifice just one B-2 Bomber, and create the necessary funding that will fill in the gap, which in the long-term will save everyone, including whatever so-called government agencies from becoming over burden with cases, or the already backlog clogging the courts today. I can only hope and pray that this shameful, unacceptable behavior is totally eliminated in our lifetime. I guess I rambled on enough yet, although I know it isn’t enough, I just wish it would all just STOP!!! Thank you for sharing your heart with the rest of us Poet. Keep The Faith.

My Deepest Gratitude, Respect And Admiration.

Thomas Lanechanger
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/20/2004
Cowardly men won't harm another man, but will beat their wives to death.
Confusing to me.
Well written my friend..
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 5/20/2004
Abuse and the pain hidden from view we think but sooner or later while someone will stop and offer the heeling hand. No one should have to live in abuse.
thand sharing and hopefully this will help one who is suffering the pain
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle (Reader) 5/20/2004
An excellent write capturing a very painful and sad subject, Poet! Too many women live like this either out of fear or lack of knowledge of help that is available. I used to do volunteer work at a local women's shelter, and I know that a lot of people didn't (or still don't) know that it existed! ...that's also partially due to the delicate nature of the shelter and the secrecy that is involved, so that these women (and often their children) are not found by their abusers! ...There is help available, and more women need to seek it!
Thanks for sharing this! God Bless you!

Cynthia Castle
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 5/20/2004
supreme write Linda, you state a sad truth so well in this fine piece.
Reviewed by Rose L 5/20/2004
Words of truth for those who has endured and survived this monstrous life. Extremely well written. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/20/2004
A pain far too many understand and continue to live in. Soulful and well penned Sweet Lady.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 5/20/2004
Linda, there can be no doubt to the meaning of your words here. You make them completely clear in a beautiful poetic manner. You have
a gift to write in this sad, hurting genre like no one else at AD. Your words are awlays truthfull and make deep lacerations in the hearts of the ones who are going through this now or who have gone through it. For us who haven't, we can understand and show smpathy and love for thos who have. You have all my love and admiration. I always feel this way when I read your masterpieces of poetry. Hug
your friend Bill
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/20/2004
A sad but true write that so many women live with. Not fair, get a restraining order from the police dept.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 5/20/2004
This particular pain has always been close to my heart, for many reasons. you sum it up so well, linda
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/20/2004

Only Your Compassion Is True Love Writes It That Literally Millions Will Never Come To Know- They're To Caught Up In There Own Inequities,i.e. Self Centered Greed!

Your Friend, TRASK


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