Back To Her Man – Ivor Steven

back to her man

My poem was entirely inspired by Michnavs, and her poem and article from her post …

“My Saga Continuous”

“My Saga on my awareness campaign against Violence continuous as i explore the possible reasons why abused women chose to stay in an abusive relationship.”

If you would like to read her post, please feel free to click on this Link:  https://michnavs.wordpress.com/2019/07/16/my-saga-continuous/

 

She goes back to her man
A female ghost, in no-man’s land
When he angrily points to her wedding band
How many broken promises, she cannot understand

She goes back to her man
What is the colour of his bruised hand
When he rips off her headband
How many times will she feel his fistful of sand

She goes back to her man
What is that name for his brand
When he stomps her armband
How many years before she’s able to make a stand

She goes back to her man
What is the origin of his shameless land
When he demands her waistband
How many decades before he is banned

She goes back to her man
What happens to her life unplanned
When his every word is a command
How will she survive the witness stand

She goes back to her man
Abandoned, now in shadow-land
Living is hell, after his reprimand
He is not worthy, nor is he grand

She goes back to her man

Apologies to Damien Rice, for using his lovely song here. The song title has the only resemblance to my poem, his beautiful lyrics, clearly have nothing to do with my poem. 

Ivor Steven (c)  July 2019


You can read more of Ivor’s writing at Ivor.Plumber/Poet

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