SAAM Feature 21: Beth

You Threw Me Around Quite A Bit, but I’ve Never Been Hit

by: Beth R.

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You started by alienating me from my friends and family,
Said to be happy, I should focus on you and me.
You kept telling me I wasn’t good enough,
If only I’d been strong enough to call your bluff.

You repeatedly called me a crazy psycho bitch,
Said I’d need to see a psychiatrist to get fixed.
You would pull my arms tightly behind my back,
Threatening to call the cops and tell them to arrange for a Baker Act.

You threw me around quite a bit,
But I’ve never been hit.

You pulled me across the front yard by my hair,
While wearing nothing but your underwear.
You gave me permission to call the police,
Because after all, you said it would be you they’d believe.

You slammed my arm in the bedroom door,
And rejoiced as you called me a dirty f*cking whore.
You threw me against the bedroom wall by my throat,
Just because I wouldn’t give you the TV remote.

You threw me around quite a bit,
But I’ve never been hit.

You locked me outside the house naked,
Forced me to beg and plead for your consideration.
You didn’t think anyone else would care,
As my naked body was out there for all to stare.

You held me down on the bed until you were finished,
Said the pain would only last a minute.
You didn’t care as you implanted me with your seed,
Then forced me to choose because a baby you didn’t need.

You threw me around quite a bit,
But I’ve never been hit.

Just because I wasn’t one to back down,
Didn’t give you the right to throw me around.
You said I should be grateful I’d never seen your true anger,
It was then that I knew I was in serious danger.

You finally dealt your final blow,
I no longer cared if the whole world was in the know.
You begged and pleaded for me to stay,
Said we could go to counseling and find our way.

You threw me around quite a bit,
But I’ve never been hit.

You say I am the one, who has lied and cheated,
But ultimately it was before the judged that we pleaded.

You have bruised and battered my soul,
But you won’t anymore!
No you won’t anymore!

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