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I Cursed Him
The man that helped cause,
the very creation of my birth…
I cursed him, with the remnant breath of his existence.
See, he bragged & began to revel in the dirt,
regarding the beatings that he gave my Mother, that hurt.
I became the verbal reflection of his crude actions.
What I wanted to do, was to place my hands around his neck,
squeezing until he welcomed death, plastering his remorseless smirk,
upon the wall of damned eternity, for the pain, he caused my Mother.
A child’s flashback, when everything went black,
flooding memories of Mommy’s busted lip,
the pain in her hip from his kicks,
the sighs, as make-up, could no longer cover the eyes,
that were constantly black & blue…
Instead, I gathered my strength,
grabbing hold of my tempers tailspin,
From the depths of my Mother’s womb,
searing from my Ancestors tombs…
I cursed him,
for me, he is no more.
I AM FREE.
~Maxwanette A Poetess
*Child Abuse & Domestic Violence (DV) are very damaging experiences. They can follow one through adulthood & their entire life. These are causes that are very personal to me & hold a special spot in my heart. As a society, we must do more. Abused children can very easily become abused & fractured adults, which flows over into a very hellish existence. One of the most important things to remember is that you’re not alone & there are resources available.
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