I always got a Gift……
I got a gift today… It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. Ironically, we had our first argument last night, he said a lot of cruel and painful things that really hurt me. But deep down, I know he is really sorry and didn’t mean the things he said…because he apologised and sent me gift today.
I got another gift today… It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day. But last night, he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe it was real. I woke up in the morning sored and bruised all over. I know he must be sorry, because he begged and got his family members and friends to do same and thereafter sent me a gift.
I got yet another gift today… It wasn’t mother’s day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again. And it was much worse than other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of the kids? What about money? I’m afraid of him and scared to leave. But I know he must be sorry, Because once more apology and a gift was given to me.
Today he finally sent me some lovely flowers… Lots of them…Today was very special. It was the day of my funeral. Last night he finally killed me. He beat me to death.
If only I had gathered enough courage and strength to leave him, if only my family had stood by me and supported me during my travails. If only they had encouraged me to leave and welcomed me back home and not treat me as though I was sold to him.
If only my pastor had told me it was okay to leave and not insisted that I stay on and pray for him to change. If only the police had listened to my complaints and not chase me away like an outcast, if only the culture and tradition I was born into had regards for me as a woman, I would still be alive and not have gotten flowers today.
Real man don’t hit…
Stop Domestic Violence !!!
Shared By Grace Beatrice Awazie On FB Page For UnbrokenChords.