Giving Domestic Violence a Face

In the last few days of March 2001 you came to stay with me as we buried our favorite uncle; you brought your daughter and your man.  Your daughter was just as I imagined, precious and beautiful, a reflection of you.  This man you brought in to my home was “different”, he seemed to be a man of many requests (iron my shirt, get my drink or plate, etc…), but I thought nothing of it at the time.  We stayed up all night talking and reminiscing about our hectic past, I mean we talked about everything; the good and the … Continue reading Giving Domestic Violence a Face

Poetry Moment: Pablo Neruda

The first time I read Pablo’s work; I was addicted.  I would read and reread his poetry as if it was written only for me.  He is a poetic genius.  Please enjoy one of my favorites poems… If You Forget Me I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were … Continue reading Poetry Moment: Pablo Neruda

She May Not Be The One (Music)

#5 You know there is a real chance you are not the only one… #4 You’ve hurt her so much; you’re no longer sure what she will do next… #3 She told you that she has cheated on her ex-boyfriend(s)… #2 She does something wrong and blames it on you…when your hands are clean #1 She calls you the wrong name…then offers no real explanation… Continue reading She May Not Be The One (Music)

You need to Get Over Him (Music)

Top 5 “You need to Get Over Him” Songs… #5 When you are accepting the nonsense he puts you through… #4  When the man has you breaking laws… #3  When the health of loving him has you torn in pieces… #2  When you actually start seeming a little crazy yourself over him… #1  The delusion that something is still in place; when it is truly over… Continue reading You need to Get Over Him (Music)

Reconcilable Differences Part 4

A Single Woman’s Divorce I hold on for dear life as if your touch was that of my husband The treatment of girlfriends are different than wives.   Words that ring out the story of commitment “I’m not going anywhere.” But I can’t tell you; What if anything would keep you here. I lay alone in my tears. Challenged by my past. Claiming to myself “I will not play this role again.” I rollover to the spot where you once laid your head; These tears don’t make this our place. I tell myself “I am not your wife.” Just because … Continue reading Reconcilable Differences Part 4

Picking Up The Pieces

Picking Up The Pieces I looked in those big brown eyes, they were just so beautiful! The hands that you placed over mine showed me you were a man.  I believed every word you spoke; you were really that fine. Told stories to my friends about how you made me feel just by being around. It may have sound like bragging but that was never my intent. I really just couldn’t help myself; in my heart I just knew that I would always be your girl. I looked at your smile. It was so full, but it fooled us all. … Continue reading Picking Up The Pieces