Leave, Leave, Leave


Leave, Leave, Leave,

Were the words she heard.


Her spirit wanted to do so,

Alive it felt at the thought.


Her hands fumbled the doorknob,

In hopes of a new beginning, 

But she dared not go. 


To leave meant safety,

To leave meant new beginnings.


Beginnings without hurt, 

Beginnings without lies,

Beginnings without the torture to her soul.


Leave, leave, leave,

Were the words she heard,

But she dared not go. 

  • Author: Cesi (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 14th, 2017 16:17
  • Comment from author about the poem: I write to bring awareness of domestic violence. My poem is about a woman wanting to leave her toxic marriage but she is scared to leave.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 20



    Welcome CESI ~ Thanks for your first Poem. It is very sad and represents a REAL LIFE SITUATION ! There are many reasons why a vulnerable LADY is trapped in a violent marriage and is scared to escape ! Sometimes Chidren are involved and she does not want to leave theem with a violent Father ~ sometimes she believes he will hunt her down and kill her and sometimes she hopes against hope that he will change for the better. Thanks for caring & sharing ~ in the UK we have "Safe Houses" to protect such Ladies ~ if they are willing to come ! Thanks for caring & sharing ~ BRIAN (UK) Please check my Poems ~ Thanks B.

    • Cesi

      thank you. This is true. They (women) who are in violent marriages feel trapped and can't seem to get out. Safe Houses are a blessing to these women.

    • Shadowbox15

      Thank you for the message. It was a well written poem, and I hope that you’ll write more like it.

      • Cesi

        Thank you very much.

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