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  Today, You Crossed The Line.
by J. Allen Wilson
Saturday, January 10, 2004

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It should not happen...but it does and often when put to the final test...someone crosses the line.



Across the line

 I saw a glimpse

 into your tormented mind.

I felt of your pain,

 And I saw you fold

As the years of hurt…

 and abuse took their toll,

they robbed of you,

 a still young wife,

the joy from your soul.


Yes, oh yes…

 From across the line you came,

never more to return to your life of pain.

For you beheld the echoes of fear,

As he, in his drunken stupor neared,

Hiding, lying, just buying your time

 for your escape

for…your way out of here.


Yes, today, you crossed the line.

And now it is you doing time.

Yet from him, you no longer fear.

Gone are the beatings…along with his lying.

Never will he…or they reappear.

Now you have…that sweet peace of mind.


For today…you crossed the line.

J. Allen Wilson © 2004

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Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
Sadly an all too true picture of life. Well written
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Allen, excellent examination of abuse, female or male, but the picture is of a female so...And it is hauntingly familiar for some reason...Peace and keep warm, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Soul touching write....excellent!!!!
Reviewed by jude forese
difficuly but wise move ... abuse is intolerable ... powerfully written!
Reviewed by Divinity 11
amazing and wonderful

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Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Allen, this one is so meaningful and moving Tears yes.

Lady peg
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer
Thank you. You touched my heart.
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader)
Your poetry is filled with powerful heart wrenching emotions, and your words speak volumes...I felt this in many ways.

Wonderfully composed!

Thank you for this
Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Deep and well written! This is a great write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Superb write Allen!I know this one personally, I really loved your upbeat finale! that is what we need to focus on. Low self-esteem allows for abuse as if it were deserved. We need to know that abuse is NEVER deserved . We need to reach out for help and change our attitude. We all have the right to be treated with respect. If someone does somthing that needs correction, we do not need abuse to deal with it!
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
It can take years for a woman to get away from her abuser; it takes an average of 7-8 times (leaving and returning) before a woman is able to feel strong enough to stay away. Meanwhile, the abuser continues to manipulate and control her, causing fear. Meanwhile, the woman continues to be at risk of losing her life.

Thank you so much for speaking out, Allen.
Reviewed by Linda Hill
< < <tears>>>
Your words tear at my heart for this situation
is going on more than we know. It is heartbreaking
and so sad. Abuse can steal away your self esteem,
your will, your strength. This touched me in so
many ways, my friend. This one goes in my library
and on my fridge.

Yf, *Linda*
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