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I swore on that day
Never would I run away
But beat me, thrash me
I would stay
Such a fool was I
Keeping faith come what may
Ever hoping
That his violence he’d put away
But determination broken, bones in disarray
On my promise I did renege

49 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Renege

This is not my story but belongs to several women I have known. My heart goes out to those who suffer. I pray you find the strength to leave

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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42 Responses to Broken

  1. granny1947 says:

    Very powerful.
    I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadje says:

    Great take Crispina

    Liked by 1 person

  3. A sad account! My sister left when he started choking her until she passed out. She’d come to later, but figured that one day she wouldn’t wake up again. So she got out. It isn’t easy, exp with children involved.

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    • I’m so sorry to hear about your sister
      I have experienced something similar…it came out of the blue when I finished a relationship which hadn’t been violent or threatening at all. I remember thinking, Now to find out what’s on the other side. He was crying when I came to, and so apologetic. But I still showed him the door.


  4. Reena Saxena says:

    A little too late in reneging …

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale says:

    It is always heartbreaking to hear these stories where women don’t feel they have the option or the ability to leave.
    Well done on the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Brian Bixby says:

    Disturbing picture to go with the words. But conveys the psychological effect, either way.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Bill says:

    A frightening poem. Well done, Crispina.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I think some promises are better off broken! Well done xxx

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  9. Indira says:

    Well done, Crispina. I think financial dependence and family support are why one hangs on till one can’t take more.


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