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Another hit
Swollen and bruised
Another fist
What more is there to lose?
Just one more tear
What more can you cry?
Another fear
That he'll tell another lie
A full out choke
His hands around my wrists
Another goes
Please, not in front of the kids
Speak up!
It whispers inside my head
Shut Up!
What more can I lose instead?
'You need help'
they come to me and say
'It's okay, I'm well'
Not sure how much more I can take
Please leave me be
Another hit for talking back
I need to be free
Can't take another smack
The kids spoke up
'Leave mommy the hell alone'
They've had enough
Kicked him out of his own home
'Mommy you alright?'
They whisper me to sleep
And for my life
I'm free to be me



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