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How Expensive is the Abuse?

Updated on April 10, 2017

That bruise must have been expensive my love.

How much did it cost you?

Getting home late after stopping to help a stranger?

Not practicing a piece of music because you got the call that your best friend was dead?

Accidentally breaking a glass while doing the dishes just to be kind?

Expensive indeed.

You made your whole life about being compassionate, and he bruises you for it.

He breaks you for it.

He drug’s you for it.

He shoves you around,

he beats you until your hair is matted with blood and you can’t see straight for it.

He lives in your house.

He makes the money.

He makes the rules.

You pay the price.

My god the day I saw a text from “Dad” on your phone

promising to beat you until you were numb, I cried.

And I’ve been fighting so hard for you ever since.

And I will fight for you until the day you die, my wonderful beautiful friend.

I am terrified for you.

I am terrified for me.

But whatever it takes, I am here, and I will not stand idle and watch you be hurt.


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    • Bella Allred profile image

      Isabella Allred 4 months ago from Texas

      Thanks so much Tamara! You are wonderful! I look forward to reading your hubs as well :)

      -much love,


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      Tamara Moore 4 months ago

      Very poignant, my friend. I write Rhyming Poems on Narcissist Abuse, as well as humor, love, and God. I wish to read more of your writings! I am glad I happened to see one of your lovely poems!



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      manatita44 7 months ago from london

      Says it all. Some poetry requires ...silence. God bless your Heart!