I Got Flowers Today

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June 21 at 9:53 PM
I got flowers

I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. He said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he was sorry and didn’t mean the things he said. Because I got flowers today.

I got flowers today. It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day. Last night, he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe it was real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over. I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today. It wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again. And it was much worse than all other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my kids? What about money? I’m afraid of him and scared to leave. But I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today. Today was a very special day. It was the day of my funeral. Last night he finally killed me. He beat me to death.

If only I had gathered enough courage and strength to leave him, I would not have gotten flowers today.

This poem is dedicated to all the victims and survivors of Domestic Violence.
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I had to post this because I’m lucky to be alive myself from years of physical abuse during my ex-husband’s blackouts. I had three serious attacks that I wonder today, not only how did I survive, but how sick I was to stay in the relationship and not have him arrest. STOP thinking, “It can never happen to me!”

My husband was a shy man, who without drinking, was polite and funny. Take this post seriously!!

Alberta Sequeira
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