Why Doesn’t She Leave?

by Kerissa Kuis

Millions of women get battered every year,

Thousands left to die crying their final tear.

These men draw on our weaknesses and try to destroy our strengths,

Leaving us hopeless and broken with absolutely no defense.

First they are sweet and supportive,

How quickly it changes to intimidation and ignoring.

Friends and family think your stupid shouting “why do you stay”?!!

Fear keeps you there because of the consequences of walking away.

We need less judgment and more support.

We have no place to go, not even the court.

The government wants to blame us and publicly shame us.

Instead they should protect and proclaim us.

We are women sacred and pure, the world’s greatest cure.

We are DAMN WORTH fighting for!

1 Comment

Filed under Guest Blogger, poem, poetry

One response to “Why Doesn’t She Leave?

  1. Beth

    Yes! We are damn worth fighting for! Amazing job Kerissa!

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