Poem: Dedicated to women in abusive relationship

This Poem is dedicated to women in abusive relationship who knows they should leave but somehow cannot find the courage to do so for various reasons.Some may feel it's their fault.They may want to stay to keep their family together, they may be too ashamed to tell their family and friends. Unless you have been in that situation, you may not be able to understand why they stay in such relationships. Whatever the reasons no one should stay in an abusive relationship. No one should live in fear of the person they love.

I think I'm trapped:

You hit me for nothing

You hit me for anything

Why? Oh why do I stay?

You said you love me

But do you really?

When you love someone,

You don't hurt them

The way you hurt me....

My self esteem is so low

I wonder if I'll ever

Regain my self respect

Will I ever?....

You are so unfaithful

Yet you want me

To be faithful to you only

I told you I am

I said I am

I really am

Yet you don't believe me

I wonder why?....

Why am I so faithful to you?

When you aren't to me...

I think I'm trapped

I feel so trapped

My family says leave

My friends says go

But still I stay

Why? Oh why do I stay?

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samiaali 6 years ago

Hi barby2kool, This poem speaks about strong feelings which a lot of women have, but are afraid to say out loud. Thank you for saying words which many are thinking.


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barby2kool 6 years ago from Connecticut Author

Hi samiaali, this is kind of a personal issue with me, it was a long time ago but I'm still not able to come to terms that it really happened so I usually talk or write about myself as a third person. It's still very painful to think about, I believe this is something you never completely get over. Just when you think you've gotten over it, there's always someone or something that brings the memories come rushing back. I'm glad you appreciate the words, thanks for dropping by.


Kathyluv 6 years ago

I can relate so much.. No one understands y I don't leave. Not even me.. It's nice to know I'm the only one whose felt stuck at somepoint.


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barby2kool 6 years ago from Connecticut Author

Hi Kathyluv, I know no one understands unless they've been in a similar situation. If you are still there I sincerely hope you have the strength to leave one day, and if you did leave then you should be proud of yourself , but you're definately not alone. Either way I wish the best for you. I appreciate you stopping by.


bubbles77 4 years ago

this poem has really made me realise im not alone. baan in a bad sitiation for the last 4 years, but im hoping its going to get better. just want to give you a big cuddle!!


ashley 4 years ago

this is me and i cant find a way out. he is the father of my kids and i want to make this work. but i have no money or place to go. for help so what do i do. i have no one. and i dont know what he will do cause he has told me before what he would do if i left. im so scared to be alone. how would i make it. adnobles1@hotmail.com


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

This is a poem that very well describes what it feels to be trapped in an abusive marriage. I recently published an ebook on Amazon for women in sexually abusive marriages: "To Love and to Cherish...facing sexual abuse in marriage" by D. Anne Pierce.

It is my hope that this book will help other women in this kind of relationships.


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barby2kool 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

Hibubbles77 sorry I took so long to reply I've been busy studying.. I'm sorry to hear about your situation, I really hope things will get better for you, but be very careful and keep safe. It took me several years to get out but I finally did so I know you will one day if things remain the same.. Thanks for stopping by and please let me know how you are doing.


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barby2kool 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

Hi ashley, I'm very sorry I took so long to answer your comment I've been busy studying and haven't been on hubpage for a while. I understand what you are going through I too stayed because he was the father of my child and i wanted my child to grow with both parents, something I did not have. Do you have relatives? or a pastor who you could talk to, maybe they would be able to do something. My prayers are with you, sometimes we need divine intervention. One thing I have learned is that we as women should always try to be independent of our men, that way we would not have to deal with this type of treatment.


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barby2kool 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

Hi debbiepinkston, thanks for your comment. your book sounds very interesting, although I presently have a very busy schedule I would really love to read it. Tthanks again for stopping by.

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