No Escape.

He’s drunk again. I see the black and blue outcome. There is no where to hide. He pays the bills. He puts food in the children’s mouths. If I run, his heavy hand will find us. The beatings are necessary – for them.

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43 thoughts on “No Escape.

    • Thank you. There is a shitty-ness, for a lack of better terms, to being able to capture the truth of it this well – one must witness or experience it. I watched it most of my childhood. Most people can’t understand that choice isn’t always available.

    • It’s so much more than a woman just choosing to leave. Especially when there are little to no supports around her. Thanks, Silverleaf for stopping by.

    • I wish I could help more people understand why woman stay. Most of the time it’s not for her. Even if kids aren’t involved, she is scared and usually has little resources to keep her safe, if she can leave. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 Glad I could help you see things a little differently.

  1. Heartbreaking, and a great counterpoint to Jo-Anne’s “Aftermath” piece. A reminder to love and not judge.

    • I’m sorry to hear that. I’m sure everyone knows at least one person who has. The statistics are discouraging. Thanks for the honest and very sweet reply.

  2. My mother went through something very similar with my father. As it’s been said before, you did extremely well in capturing what it’s like.

  3. A very strong piece. It’s amazing how you captured the whole essence of Domestic abuse in few lines. Hugley impressed !

    Also I hope you are doing well Dawn, I’ve been away on haitus for 3-6 months. I don’t even know If you remember me ! lol I see you changed the theme and layout, Looks good.
    Love,
    Zee ❤

    • Of course I remember you! I hope you ate well…I haven’t been writing as much myself these days. Life and a creative block keeps getting in the way. Thanks for the feedback on the new look. I recently chopped my hair too.. I was in need of a change 🙂

      • It was my pleasure to visit you Dawn ! I’m doing very well now that exams and study burden is over for sometime. My mind is in a good place too. Thanks for asking 🙂

        Congrats on the change, Hope this change brought much positivity in your life. Wishing you happiness and see you soon 🙂 ❤

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