Photo Credit: Alfonse Pagano
My skin goose bumps
I feel so small
As I crawl back
Into my corner
Like an old time boxer
Ready to retire
From beating after beating
But the bell rings
And I tighten the strings
On my gloves
To fight on
For our love
© Jennifer David 2013
*This is a metaphor, it in no way is meant to condone any type of physical or mental/emotional violence or abuse*
What a fantastic read…
I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed it 🙂
Loved the poem Jennifer, I really liked your pairing it with Alfonse Pagano’s beautiful photograph.
Thank you for the footnote! This is powerful and disturbing. I don’t like mental or emotional abuse any more than physical. Would that love could always be easy.
Oh I most definitely agree, emotion abuse is unacceptable as well!
I think sometimes in relationships people feel like they are taking beating while learning about themselves and their partners. Relationships sometimes require hard work, you have to fight for love at times….
I suppose I should have clarified that better, actually I will do that right now, thank you for drawing it to my attention!
All the best,
This is really going writing.
This is really, really good!
Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you Jim and thank you for taking the time to let me know.
awesome read…. so motivating :). Great write….
Thank you so much. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it.
To the fullest,Jennifer… carries an message which is lifetime… keep it up 🙂
Coiled in repose,
with spring all sprung
and bloody nose.