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Good Riddance - Poem

Updated on April 11, 2012
Stop Domestic Violence
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Stop! Don't!

Pull back your hand.

No woman deserves to be hit by a man.

Your heart I fell in love with

Gone in an instant

Your tenderness - I wish I could have resisted.

You are a monster

Yet so debonair

It is unjust and so unfair

You've destroyed it all

How could I have loved thee?

What is wrong with me?


I have a new love now

I am free

Free to be - Everything you would not allow me to be!

Try to win me back again

You will fail

You are trapped in an eternal hell.

Mean-spirited - you are evil

No guardian angel for you.

You've met your match with the devil - YOU are doomed!

Good Riddance! I am done with you.


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      Deb Welch 5 years ago

      Good poem says much. I have seen sex used as a bullying mechanism to control a partner or playing on sympathy but not violence. Cheers.

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      Vocalcoach, I too am very glad. The first few years I tested my current husband just to see if he were the same, but am happy to find he was not.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Good for you Tams! So happy to hear you found a good one. Thanks for your poem and remember that you deserve the best!

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you James! I'm glad you liked it. A bully indeed.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Good riddance indeed! Bully for you. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us. It is very good. :)

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri

      CM Thank you! They are definitely provoked by my past as a way to deal with it.

      I'm glad you appreciated it.

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      CM Sullivan 6 years ago from California

      Your words and the feelings they invoke in this poem mirror your story about your past. Good stuff Tams, voted up and beautiful and useful.

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you vocalcoach! I most certainly am.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      ...and done with this coward you are. I love your strength as it emerges through your poem. Well done and voting up!

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri


      I blamed myself for a long time. It has been years of seeing a good relationship to realize it wasn't me at all.

      Thank you for your comment and reading my poem.

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      Annie Fenn 6 years ago from Australia

      Your solid resolve comes through these words, a victim no more. I love the way you say:

      "What is wrong with me?


      So often in domestic violence the victim considers themselves to blame and the perpetrator uses this unwarranted guilt to their advantage, even creating it in the first place.

      Very powerful and encouraging words, a great poem, my votes and best wishes to you, Tams R.

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you Bill,

      You are right, the monster is no longer a part of my life.

      I am glad we are both survivors.

      Even more glad we are friends!

      Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tams, simply wonderful! I'm glad this was a retroactive poem and not once written about life today. You have slain the monster and he never has to return to your life. You are a survivor like I am and I am proud to call you a friend.

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri

      Hooray for us Bravewarrior! Sad we ever had to know it but great we found our way to greener pastures. Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side.

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      Shauna L Bowling 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Touche, Tams! I too, once upon a time, fell victim to the "charming" evil. Thank God we had the strength to overcome and get the hell out!

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri


      Billybuc is awesome isn't he.

      I am glad you won your fight too. It definitely is not an easy feat.

      Thank you for taking time to read and comment.

      You have a wonderful day as well.


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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri


      I think this new love will last a lifetime. It's 15+ yrs in the mix already and going well. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      I found you from a link by billybuc;great words Tams;I know all about this subject but came out the victor like you.

      I vote up here and look forward to reading so many more hubs by you.

      Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.


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      Marie Giunta 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Powerful poem Tams R, good luck with your new love. This will give hope to others who are abused.

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      Tams R 6 years ago from Missouri


      Thank you for reading and commenting. It means a lot to me.

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      BeyondMax 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Such a powerful piece, Tam, it's awesome!


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