The First Blow
I was physically abused by a man I knew
by telling the truth, I was breaking taboo
the marks and bruises that I was forced to deny
everything I experienced was never a lie.
My heart and my soul was breaking each day
to the point where I couldn't even get away
I struggled inside because I couldn't be me
I'm writing these words so I could set myself free.

© Josiah Bhola Hillaire