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~~~Beaten SCOURGED & Battered by the ones i called my own~~~

Updated on April 17, 2012

What’s life? It’s like a vapour

a little scourging from the sun

and it disappears like a puff of smoke

into the sky. I try to live a life that

is worthwhile and pleasing to

God, I try to help people

In whatever small way I can at all,

going beyond my call of duty

and seldom a word of gratitude

is uttered to me. Instead of being propelled

by these people I call my own.

They trample upon me like

they never knew me. Nothing nice

utters from their lips. Their words

are cold like ice, It seeps through

my body like poisonous venom.

They have formed a colony and together

they all launch deadly missiles at me . They say

all manner of evil against me, when

my precious hands to them I did loan.

Sometimes it makes me feel

so very sad and melancholy. To

see how unbecoming

humans can be, the ones I held

dearly to my heart is the ones

who most times rips its apart.

My heart bleeds and aches in side

to see how all the things I did always

wanting to be the one to show some

care. How deceitful and desperately

wicked the heart of mankind can be.

They have all taken me

to the rocks and bash me continually.

They squeeze me trying to get every bit

of life out of me.

My mind is wounded badly with horrors

of their words. My hands and feet are

so soar I feel like I can just go no more.

I’ve done my best and yet to them

I’ve failed. I’ve been used abused,

refused and now left totally confused.

I have reached my thresh hole

where enough is enough.

Whatever they

say or do shan’t matter to me no more.

Battered and bruised I’d be no more. I’ve

got one friend that really cares “JESUS” and

from now on I will hold his hand and we’ll

walk the last mile together.

Written by: Joanna Chandler

Copyright © 17/04 /2012


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    • LadyFiddler profile image

      Joanna Chandler 6 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thanks very much B leekley for your comment and yes we are still humans and we like to feel loved and appreciated even God who is Gos said he is a jealous God and that's why he love us to worship and adore him and his first commandment is thou shall not worship any idols or graven images, its because he wants his praise alone not to give it to any other.

      I am glad you came by and left your contribution :)

      God bless you

    • B. Leekley profile image

      Brian Leekley 6 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      This hub effectively expresses strong emotions.

      Leviticus 19:18 teaches, “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself," and Jesus emphasized that teaching. However that love is expressed -- with kindness, with helpfulness, with empathy, with gratitude and appreciation -- it is done out of love for God because it is pleasing to God and is done because it is pleasing to oneself, because to love God and neighbor (fellow humans) is our God-given mission and nature. Love and expressions of love are for that, not to get a payment in return of gratitude and appreciation. Getting those is wonderful and to be appreciated and savored, like whipped cream on hot chocolate or candy sprinkles on ice cream, but is not necessary to feel the joy of expressing love of neighbor as best one can as seems appropriate in a given circumstance. If niceness is answered with nastiness or a helpful favor is taken for granted, that is the other person's problem of spiritual immaturity and can be shrugged off as a small hurt.

      What is the appropriate way to express love in a given circumstance is not always easy to discern. Like, a few years ago I was putting a lot of time and effort into being helpful to my wife by going to committee meetings to help her be a success in her then work. She did not show appreciation. Finally she revealed that what she really wanted was not help with her work but rather help with taking breaks from work, such as by more often taking her out for a drink or a treat. So my lesson was, to be helpful, first ask and listen.

      As a way to clarify feelings, viewpoints, and wants, some people find the techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) helpful. See

      Your hub is quite well written. I wish I could express my feelings as strongly.

    • LadyFiddler profile image

      Joanna Chandler 6 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Jackie dear thanks for always dropping in a kind word. I appreciate it ;)

      Yes Got to put Jesus first and everyone else behind me

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I know your pain and this is where you can and should pray but you distance yourself even from family that act this way. God is first and the bible tell us that Jesus did not come to bring peace...he divides mothers and daughters...etc...well I hope God will guide you in the right direction and remember the only important life coming soon and forever.


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