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I Got Flowers Today

(Dedicated to all Battered Women)

I got flowers today! It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day; We had our first argument last night;  and he said a lot of cruel things that really hurt; I know that he is sorry and didn’t mean to say the things he said; Because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today! It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day.

Last night he threw me into a wall and then started choking me; It seemed unreal, a nightmare, but you wake up from nightmares; And I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over — but I know he is sorry;  because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today! And it wasn’t Valentine’s Day or any other special day.

Last night he beat me and threatened to kill me; Make-up and long sleeves didn’t hide the cuts and bruises this time; I couldn’t go to work today because I didn’t want anyone to know — but I know he’s sorry; Because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today! And it wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day.
Last night he beat me again, and it was worse than all of the other times; If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of the kids? What about money? I’m afraid of him, but I’m too scared and dependent to leave him! But he must be sorry; because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today….

Today was a special day — it was the day of my funeral; Last night he killed me; If only I would have gathered the courage and strength to leave him; I could have received help from the Women’s Shelter, but I didn’t ask for their help; So I got flowers today — for the last time.

By Paulette Kelly

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Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. Dharmesh Sampat
    October 30, 2011 at 12:08 am

    really poor……….touchy.

    • October 30, 2011 at 12:08 am

      Yes its very touching but its a reality nowadays 😦

  2. Shammi
    October 30, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Sad. We need to stand up to cuelty at the initial stage itself, otherwise it is too late. Wish our sisters keep this in mind

  3. October 30, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Very true Shammi 🙂

  4. Pinky
    October 31, 2011 at 10:21 am

    very touchy..

    • October 31, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Thank you Pinky for dropping by 🙂

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