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Updated on July 8, 2013
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It takes two to be IN love.

She’s running from you. You burned her, bruised her, marked her and she’s running. You will never be able to catch her. Although you have made her weak, you are weaker. Your black heart and black soul could never grasp the golden light that emanates from her. Not for your lack of trying, of course; you will chase her. You will try, even if you die trying, to grab a hold on her and suffocate every last breath within her.

She’s running from you. She has gotten such a head start, she needn't worry, but it only makes her want to run faster, to put distance between you both. To be safe, to be strong, to be free. She could not want anything more at that moment than freedom. To breathe the freshest of air, to taste the most delicious fruit, to live and die in her own right. She will try, even if she dies trying, to grab a hold of that freedom and live with every last breath within her.

She’s running from you. You are close behind, you will catch her this time. You will smother her with your love, and punish her for not reciprocating. You think she should pay for not loving you. You think she deserves it. You will never let her escape your love, for no one else could love such a woman as you do. Let her try to run, let her die trying, she will never outrun you, even if she uses the last breath within her.

She’s flying from you. Soaring over and above any place you could possibly reach. She is safe, she is strong, and she is free. She will breathe the freshest air, and taste the most delicious fruit. With the golden light radiating off her, encircling her as she floats, she watches you run in circles. You can not catch her now, unless you die trying, for the price of her freedom was the last breath within her.

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      It's very sad, and a subject close to my heart. Some women are just not as strong as others, I wish I could help.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A powerful piece on a topic many of us can relate to. It is sad when the only way to find freedom is to take her own life.

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Thank you jenjen, it's true and a lot more common than a lot of people think. :(

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      Jennifer McLeod 4 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Love it! Unfortunately, there are too many women who choose to stay in the relationship. Some of them don't make it out alive. Great hub!!

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      I hope you never meet a man like this either, Maria.

      In the poem, yes the woman took her own life to get her freedom. In some cases, the man will kill the woman out of fear of losing her.

      There's a battle she fought, to die by his hands or her own? Which would she want? Neither, but she wanted to "die" in her own right, on her own terms. It was her last act of freedom, to do something for herself.

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      Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

      I hope it was not too late for the woman, when you said that she was free, I hope she did not need to die just to get her freedom... so beautiful, i can imagine how the beautiful thing can go wrong.... Hope I won't meet a man like that, that will transform into something evil when you are already trapped with him

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Thank you Linda for you feedback

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      Linda 4 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful....

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Thank you for the feed back, it's very much appreciated. I'm glad you liked it.

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      Alejandro Molina 4 years ago from Metro Manila, Philippines

      this is an awesome hub! you composed it well! keep posting! i love reading poems!

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      @jackie- I hope one day domestic violence is non-existent, I hope the same for all violence, bullying, drugs, guns, hate crimes...

      One day...

      @relationshipc- Thank you very much and I am sorry for your friend. I hope she gets out and learns to live happily. Best of luck.

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      Kari 4 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Yes. This sure hits home as a friend is in abusive relationship. I will share in hopes that she reads it and, maybe, is triggered by it. Very touching.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      A great follow of an abused woman. Will we ever get to a day they are no more? I wonder. Up and shared.

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Thank you eusaphaze! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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      Fahd Mehmood Khan 4 years ago from United Arab Emirates

      Hi Jessey, very deep and magnetic poem.

      Thank you for sharing. Keep writing good stuff.

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Thank you Gary :)

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      *Cough cough, tumbleweed* 4 years ago from Sleaford, UK

      This is a powerfully written poem, i can feel the emotions. Voted up, beautiful!

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Thank you James, your words are beautiful. :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      To love is not to possess,

      To own or imprison,

      Love is to join and separate,

      To walk alone and together,

      It is to be perfectly one's self.

      And perfectly joined in permanent commitment

      To another--and to one's inner self.

      I voted up.

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Peggy thank you for your wonderful comment. I wish I could empower every woman!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow! You speak for all of the dominated and abused women out there whose escape from such abuse is often death at the hands of their abusers. Yes...at last she is free...but how very sad. Some escape but it takes great fortitude and help from others. Thank heavens for women's shelters and other entities who help women caught in such a trap. Up and useful votes. Tweeted!

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Thank you so much lovebuglena!

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      Lena Kovadlo 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      This piece of writing kept me interested till the very end. I found it moving and emotional. It was exciting too as I couldn't wait to continue on reading line after line and find out what would happen next. Voted up and awesome.