Herself by Abigail Velez
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A woman heard these words. You are useless, lazy, gross. A woman heard these words. But her children did as well

A man offered threats
You'll regret this, you whore, you cunt
A man offered threats
His children then bore in their breast

Herself by Abigail Velez

A woman heard these words

A woman heard these words You are useless,

Lazy

Gross

A woman heard these words

But her children did as well

A man offered threats

A man offered threats You'll regret this,

you whore

you cunt

A man offered threats

That his children then bore in their breast

They all cried in the dark

So small and afraid

But what could they do when the world said,

"He didn't hit you."

It's not enough

Not abuse

We can't help you

Go find someone else

So they passed her around

From door to door to door

Which they then shut in her face

One by one by one

Why don't you leave?

Or stand up for yourself?

But the marks that he leaves

Are inside of herself

Defeated and broken

Defeated and broken About to give up

Her children lent her courage

to try once more

Searching for hope

Searching for hope In an outstretched hand

Searching for hope In an outstretched hand She grabs hold of it tightly

And lowers her walls

Still scared and unsure

Still scared and unsure She steps forward in love

For her children,

her future

her life, and...

Herself

Written for a friend in a bad situation.

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