|Reviewed by Jimmy Mills
|A masterpiece at best! Well written form of poetic artistry here. A very sad poem with a moral at the end. When you have a chance to save a life, take it because that maybe the only chance you have. This story deserves to be told to the whole world population. Thanks for sharing. Jim|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A tragic story, unfortunately too common still. Well-expressed in verse and emotion.|
|Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
|A very emotional write on a topic I have so sadly lived, Linda. Though a few years removed from the abuse, the pain of it, the scars and the memories still creep back to the surface from time to time. I, too, thought I was alone, but I found my strength in my writing and with pen in tow, I got through it, damaged but stronger. Good luck with your fight to stop the violence. I wish you all the best. It must stop!
Hugs and Love,
|Reviewed by Jackie Brooks
|I had a friend who went through this, a terrible tragedy took place but the abuse did not stop, at the time I didn't know her as a friend, she was in our church and I knew of the tragedy. Then we received a letter from her asking if she could come and stay with us, I phoned her and she came straight away. She 'hid out' with us for about eight weeks until she was ready and able to move into a place of her own. When she arrived she was a skeletal, traumatised nervous wreck and could not string two words together. Her husband was an absolute maniacal pig, he sent abusive letters to the vicar, who hadn't a clue where she was or why he was receiving such mail. Finally she has escaped him and is now living abroad, several years on, and happily, now remarried. I have no doubts that if she had stayed with him any longer than she did, she would not be living now. Jackie <> <|
|Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
|Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
|Linda, when I was in that situation, I just knew that I was all alone and the only one going through it! I learned I wasn't alone and sad to say that many others were going through it and believed it to be normal! I couldn't take it any more, told them, NO, it may be COMMON, but it's not NORMAL! Love doesn't do that kind of stuff. Thank you, Linday for sharing this. Maybe you might want to read an old write of mine posted as "Ex".
|Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
|Honey, you have a heart of Gold. Wish more people thought of this and cared. Abuse from either side is despicable.
Love from India - Joel -
|Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
|Ohhhhhh Linda this piece reads so very much like it has come from a personal experience, and if it has I can tell you 100% sure this woman really did/does know how much you care! I can see you where ever you may go rain, snow and ice with the sun still and only shining above your head, a halo graced by this angel!!!!
Now even if it does not come from a personal experience all the same still holds true, Thank you so very much from someone who has been there and survived for this beautiful, touching, moving and exquisite piece that will hopefully teach and awaken others...
STOP THE ABUSE, STOP THE PAIN, BREAK THE CHAIN!!!!
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|There is never a time when you do not fully reach out and touch with these great works.
|Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
|My dear friend Linda.....another gem of a write from you...excellent!!!|
|Reviewed by Tami Ryan
My hairs stood on end - I felt every word. You are such a bright star, Linda... Shine on, my friend, shine on! Thanks for this Outstanding write!
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|Sad but lovely Linda. Poetically lovely my dear heart. sometimes even when we try to help our friends they refuse and tell us to mind our business. I have walked this road many atimes only to get my feelings hurt. Now I just mind my business. maybe you could have helped and maybe not, who knows. hugs G|
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
What Nobody Wants To Believe Is We're, Your Already In Hell,i.e. Not Only Spousal Abuse,Child Abuse,Elderly ABUSE,eTC.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Just stunning Linda!!
|Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
|Reviewed by Leysa Lowery
|My daughter was married to an abusive man. At first it was all emotional abuse (which may be worse in many ways) and she hid that until her child was born. She then began to talk back to him, so he got physical one night. Thank God, that was it all it took and she left. He still tried emotional crap on her over their son, but she is strong now and it slides right off her back. And his mother stood beside him through it all, said my daughter was weak for not staying in the marriage. It's a sickness. An evil one. Great write about it. Perhaps we all need to be more involved. Thanks for this poem.|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|This was so sad and painful to read, but your message here is so powerful and needs to be heard,
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
|You never cease to amaze me Linda.
What a difficult life trip found in your poetry.
So few have any idea the part they play in their own suffering...and few know the part they play to make special places of light, even briefly, in a dark world.
Linda, you are such a bright light.
|Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan
|Oh Linda...I can still feel the chills going through my body. This was a superb account of such a sad situation.|
|Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader)
|Linda, simply brilliant...
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|This write captures the moment perfectly.|
|Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
This is always a subject and
you capture it to well many
times i fear walking here
in your verses for they
are lined in rememberances.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|superb write on the hidden realms of abuse and hostility... <seagulls>|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|This write is so stunning Linda.
All the abuse these days?
Will it ever end......
Have a great tomorrow Linda...
|Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen
|Oh, Linda - as always, your poetry cuts like a knife straight through to my heart. I FELT this poem and all the emotions in it. Superb write!
|Reviewed by Vicky Jeter
This woman would have known you cared, at least as much as she could let in, anyway.
That's why she came to wait for you. The first step for anyone who is in these straights is to realize their choices have to come first -- regardless of the abusers retribution for it. For me, that what the hitch, 'til I figured it out. No matter what I did, he always did or threatened something worse -- I only succeeded in breaking away when it no longer mattered to me that he might kill me or chase me out of my life into the underground if I did.