Domestic Violence Month.

Mummy says I am not allowed to say.

October is Domestic Violence  Month. This is my take on the subject through the eyes of a child. I wrote this in 2012.

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Every night it is the same, 

Mum and dad play their game. 

Daddy shouts and mummy cries 

It is very frightening when dad’s fists start to fly.

It no fun to hear things go bump 

And mum falls after dad given her a clump.  

In the morning  mum looks pale 

But she always smiles as the neighbours she hails.

I don’t like to see mum’s bruises 

Or to hear the words that dad uses. 

I don’t want to go to school 

I want to stay with mum in case dad is cruel. 

He rings her in the day and threatens her, 

I don’t want to see, don’t want to care.

Hiding  underneath the bed clothes pretending it is not real 

They just keep on, not caring how I feel. 

Mummy says I must stay quiet and keep out of his way.

I am not allowed to talk of this at school 

Or mention that dad treats mummy so cruel.

Arrrgh! what was that awful scream,

I hate daddy he is so mean…. 

That was the font door ……….. 

It’s quiet now no shouting any more. Mummy Mummy are you there , Mummy mummy are you there.

Creeping forward  down the stair Mummy is laying on the floor 

Her head at a funny angle to the door. 

Mummy , mummy answer please , Mummy mummy please don’t tease. Mummy mummy daddy has gone Mummy mummy speak, come on!

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Another poem to bring the effects of abuse on children who live in fear of violence, out into the open. When parents fight the whole family suffer. Children live in fear. This is not right.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 19:22:48

    This is heart breaking sis….

    Reply

  2. Lynz Real Cooking
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:33:10

    Sad xoxo

    Reply

  3. janmalique
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:43:17

    Domestic violence leaves a terrible stain on the lives of everyone involved. It’s a complex and challenging issue that won’t be resolved in a hurry. Your poem is so heartbreaking.

    Reply

  4. Mr. Militant Negro
    Oct 17, 2017 @ 02:42:41

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

    Reply

  5. bobbiejrae
    Jan 13, 2018 @ 17:59:52

    This poem brings light to a very important subject…My ex-husband tried to kill me…He slit my throat less than 1 mm from my carotid artery…But thank God I survived and escaped from the monster I married…This is a great, informative, and important post!…https://www.nearariver.com/escape-domestic-violence-life-soar-eagle-storms-near-river-bj-rae/…bj rae, author of near a river, http://www.nearariver.com…bj, author of near a river, http://www.nearariver.com...

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