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angry words stab like a sword get out of my face a quiet anger vitriolic haunting please yourself a fine line between love and hate you ripped my heart out my lover my tormentor how could you be so cruel? shattered broken humiliated I didn't deserve this with clenched fist and gnashed teeth no longer … Continue reading Home – 2013

Love Me or Leave Me, But Don’t Treat Me Like Sh*t

Hey there lover, thought I’d drop you a line. I’m totally over that game we’ve been playing. I’ve found my spine. It was over there in a heap—in a corner. I forgot about it when you told me that you loved me. I was so hungry when we met. I was aching for tenderness. I … Continue reading Love Me or Leave Me, But Don’t Treat Me Like Sh*t

V-day

I Won't Take It

Here we are again at the second most commercial American Holiday. For those of you not aware, this is the red hearts holiday, as opposed to the red and white candy cane one.

I’ve always had a problem with V-day. It’s so fake. So contrived. So commercial. So fucking stupid. Even as a kid, I resented having to give everyone in class a cheap little card when mostly I hated them all. Oh, Miss Sofie had no use for the imbeciles she was forced to spend time with every day. If she could have stooped so low as to use curse words, she would have sounded like a sailor describing the wild animals in class.

But this isn’t about childhood trauma. This post is all about that most “romantic” of days – Valentine’s Day.

God I hate the hypocrisy of V-day. Last year was the first V-day in 25 years…

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But He Has Never Actually Hit Me…

Many Small Voices: Speaking out about domestic abuse

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This is one of the phrases that victims of domestic abuse regularly say. ‘He did this, he did that, he took my children, he told me I was mad, a bitch, stupid, incapable… But he has never actually hit me…’

The complete misconception that physical abuse is the only form of domestic abuse worth talking about is still frighteningly prevalent.

We at MSV feel very strongly that before anyone is ever hit, there are other forms of abuse, and often, never any physical abuse of any kind. Violence can be expressed in many, many different ways.

Victims of abuse are rarely aware that they are being abused. In a normal, healthy, loving relationship, there is a sharing. A sharing that is almost imperceptible. A sharing of ideas, opinions, responsibility and love.

In an abusive relationship, though it would first appear that this is happening, very, very slowly over time the…

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