He’d beat her in places nobody could see
he beat her because of anger and jealousy
He’d burn her where it wouldn’t show
he burned in places only he would know
Her curfew was 9 pm
yet her job required her to work past then
So, she was beaten each Wednesday night
but she loved her job, so she accepted her plight
He’d beat her if his dinner was cold
yet every night he was later than what she’d been told
He’d burn her if he wasn’t sexually fulfilled
but it was his whiskey dick that lacked the proper skills
She was scared to death to mention a single word
he’d threatened to hurt her family and their little girl
One day her co-workers found out the facts
they reported him, and arrested his ass
they called her family who came to help
they packed her up and got her out
She filed for divorce while he sat in a cell
I don’t know where she is, but I wish her well
* This is a true story about a wonderful girl I had the privilege of working with many years ago. That monster would beat her on her head, so her dark hair would hide her bruises and cuts. She was the sweetest and most apologetic, shy girl I’ve ever met. She was my same age but seemed so much younger and much more broken.
When we discovered her truth and gave her a safe environment to share her secrets she quickly, but carefully opened up. You could see she was clearly terrified. While her husband (and abuser) was away at training (he was a military man), we got a hold of her brother who came and packed her and her daughter up and moved them out. Charges and divorce papers were filed. She was finally safe.
Please, if anyone finds themselves in this kind of situation, know that there is help and are people who care and are willing to listen and lend a hand. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. An abuser uses mind games to manipulate and scare tactics to keep their victims weak. Words are strength.