Amanda Ricci

I was so afraid 

As I held on tight 

He told me to stay

To stay through a fight 


He knocked me down 

Down to the ground 

I could hardly breathe

Nor make a sound


He left me there

I saw him grin

As the blood spilled down

Down my skin


I fell on my knees

I forgot how to feel

What’s the point 

If this wound won’t heal


I saw a stranger

He saw me

He granted my wish

And set me free


He knew the signs 

Of my endless hurt 

Thanks to him

I’m not in the dirt


I thank him each day

He saved me

For I am here

Do you see


Please pay attention

Be aware

You can help 

If you choose to care


Amanda Ricci

  • Author: Amanda Ricci (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 18th, 2020 09:06
  • Category: Short story
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  • FredPeyer

    Well written, Amanda. Unfortunately domestic violence is still much too prevalent, and too often the victims do not get any help.

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