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The bruising will fade.
The swelling will go down.
You will pick yourself up from where you lay on the ground.
Look forward to tomorrow,
Forget about today.
Dream of the future, when it won’t be this way.
You know that she loved you,
And could do again.
But for now her hands deliver brutal blows of pain.
One final plea of mercy,
You look her in the eyes.
You try to reach her heart, but she doesn’t hear your cries.
Instead she sees right through you,
To another time before,
You knew of the pain she gives you, that send you to the floor.
She stops briefly for just a moment.
You think she may have stopped
But, alas the anger flows again, and that is when your hopes are dropped.

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The following comments are for "mistress of pain"
by man eating maniac

Agressive fem

This poem was very interesting. I liked the female as the agressor, I don't see that much in poetry, or even stories. Good job and all, love your poetry.


( Posted by: Drastine [Member] On: November 25, 2002 )

thank you very much
i have this theme running through my head for some unknown reason, i have poem'd this topic a few times and this one i thought was best. it gets through to people as it has done you, and that is why i write.


( Posted by: man eating maniac [Member] On: November 27, 2002 )

mistress of pain
I didn't read the title and practically fell off my chair when I read the aggressor was a woman. Man does that make me a chauvinist female? Hope not, great write.


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: July 14, 2004 )

Mistress of Pain
This poem is extremely well written and very powerful in its message.

A friend of mine, who has since died, suffered for years at the hands of his wife. This had an affect not only on my friend, but his extended family also.

The gentleman(and I say that with sincerity) was loved by the community. He was over six foot and well built, I have no idea how he let himself be persicuted the way he did for half his married life. He stayed faithful to his wife until the day he died.

I have alresdy made my views know in other comments as to how I feel about men who abuse their wives. The situation in reverse is just as horrific, but unfortuately I was unable to use the only language such people understand on this occasion.

I think you have highlighted a scenario that is usually kept well hidden and I admire the way you have presented this. it is as relevant today as when you posted this poem.


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: August 18, 2004 )

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