Sometimes as a victim of domestic violence you live in a lonely space. At such times the struggle to hope is life itself. The absence of the struggle is the absence of life. Fight to keep hope alive.
Now I am in a better place but that was my struggle. I share a poem from my book Splendor from Ashes that is reflective of the struggle
The Ambush (2003)
You touched her kids,
you wounded her soul,
wracking her womb with pain,
and shook her well-worn faith.
Then leaky faucets finding gutters
on her freshly pleated face
gushed forth in insurrection,
the last stance of the damned.
Ungovernable thoughts, one-liners
race across her brain,
repetitious, torturous rituals
of excruciating pain.
Her eyes grow wide in knowing—
the knowing of the lost.
Splendor for Ashes by Ingrid Rizzolo
15 thoughts on “The Struggle”
Wow. That was a super deep and real poem. Thank you for sharing that with us. I’m going to check out your book. 🙏🏻
Please do. It is called Splendor from Ashes and its available on amazon.com
I will have to get a copy of your book Splendor from Ashes. I love the way you write. It is a great gift idea.
Thanks Claudia it is can be bought from Amazon.com. Happy reading and I am available to answer questions that may arise.
Thank you for sharing your pain and thoughts. May the Lord continue to heal and renew you.
Sharing your struggle especially domestic violence would be hard to share with audience but this is really strong story. I do feel bad and I can feel the pain. I would love to read the book Splendor from Ashes.
Splendor from Ashes can be seen on Amazon.com
Domestic violence is something when having happened would leave lifetime scars. It’s nice to see you getting better and inspiring others to do the same. I can imagine so many people sympathising with your poem and your book. Thanks for doing such a great job.
This is beautifully written. I am glad you are in a better place now sharing your experiences so people with the same experience would find strength.
That’s so heart wrenching. I’m so sorry that you had to endure that abuse. Thank you for turning your pain into a book that will hopefully help others.
This is such a lovely poem. Domestic violence is really a timely issue and it should be prevented.
I imagine it would be a real struggle to live in this kind of situation. I hope everyone who is in it, realizes their worth and gets out of it. I love your poem.
Thank you. More poems can be read in my book Splendor from Ashes available on Amazon.com
This is very deep. You are very brave to share.
What a great poem, I can not even begin to imagine what it must be life to lose hope in such circumstances