To see a woman sit and cry;
Makes me feel like I want to die,
To see a woman so full of sorrow and pain;
Will always drive me insane.
I can't see treating a woman, cruel and mean;
A couple is supposed to be a team
If you're there for her, she'll be there for you;
Always remember that she has feelings too.
Treat a woman with tenderness and love;
She's not there for you to push and shove,
She's there to fill your life with joy;
Not a burden or some kind of toy.
Treat her with respect and most of all trust;
For a lifetime relationship, this is a must,
Instead of hitting, shouting and making her blue;
Why not just simply tell her " I Love You".
So remember always be true;
Because she'll be there for you,
Everyday let her know how much you care;
Then you'll have someone, with your life to share.

After reading the poem above, I cried for awhile and as I thought about my life these words just started coming to me. I'm not much of a poet, but I hope that it might reach someone like the poem above did for me.

A beautiful poem was given to me
by a very dear friend that made me see,
That I was not the one to blame
and I should not hang my head in shame.
The part that really makes me mad
is that I married someone just like my dad,
They think that violence is the way
to solve a problem when they've had a bad day.
I thought I would always have to hide
the pain I've felt and the tears I've cried,
I buried my dreams of going to school
and now I realize I was such a fool.
A friend helped me see that this was not right
and was there beside me as I searched for the light,
I saw how hard it was, as I tried to get out
At times I wanted to give up, but then I'd Shout
"I'm getting older and wiser in life
I'm not tolerating any more trouble and strife,
I won't look behind or live with more sorrow
I'm looking ahead to my bright new tomorrow!"

by Nancy L. Townsend

This is dedicated to anyone that has ever been abused.

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*Note: All pages marked with are Law Enforcement related poems

My Adopted POW/MIA Hero
My List
What is a "Steel Magnolia?"
Mom, Now I Realize
Unfolding The Rose
What Goes Around, Comes Around
The Rookie And The Chief
Mister, You Break My Heart
Murphy's Law for Law Enforcement
The Heart Behind The Badge
My "Special Friends"
Don't Be Blinded By My Badge
How To Make A Trooper Cry
The Creation Of Peace Officers
"Angels in Blue"
The Man Behind The Star
Crimson Tide Football