Don’t Bash the Loving Out of Me
A poem by Maureen Watson
The party’s over and I sit here waiting,
For you to come thru that door
And my guts are tied up in knots inside,
And we’ll go thru it all once more.
If there’s any female Gods up there
Why can’t they make you see
You’re bashing you head against a brick wall
Bashing the loving out of me.
The good times don’t make up for the bad
In the beginning I thought they could,
Sure we had our fights and arguments
But the making up was good.
And life was a game till the babies came
Then more pressure and jealousy
And you lash out in your frustration
And you bash the loving out of me.
Oh, you cry to me after, and you swear you’ll change
And you beg me not to leave you
But it builds up and then, we go thru it again
So how can I believe you.
I turn away from the fear in my babies eyes
That everyone but you can see
You kill a child’s pride in her
Daddy While you bash the loving out of me.
Some people have to fight from the day we’re born
But its us women who are black and blue
Praps its our love gives us strength to carry on
Like the love I have for you.
But I live sick inside with the waiting
For the violence I dread will break thru
And don’t ever think I’m not pushed to the brink
But I don’t bash the loving out of you.
Your enemy is inside you,
Deeps wounds fester where you can’t see
Well take them out of there, confront them
Don’t bash the loving out of me.
I’m tired of making excuses for the things you do
I’m tired of carrying the guiklt and the blame
You’ve got to be able to front up to yourself
To own your violence, your shame,
I know the day will come that I have to leave
I only hope that they you’ll see
And as time goes by, I know we’ll both cry
Cos you bashed the loving out of me.
Maureen has now passed away and permission to use this poem was given by her son.
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