The 'Perfect' Couple Behind Closed Doors
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The 'Perfect' Couple Behind Closed Doors

But behind the door of a place as safe as home, a monster comes loose.

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The 'Perfect' Couple Behind Closed Doors
Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month so I am going to share with you all the first poem I ever wrote. I am just letting everyone know there is a Trigger Warning on this piece.



A perfect couple

A boy and a girl

Yet so much is hidden

Behind two giant smiles


No one’s concerned

Nor do they pose any questions

Everyone thinks they’re happy

They all think he is perfect


That may be true

In public that is

But behind the door

Of a place as safe as home

A monster comes loose


He screams

She cries

His fist makes contact

With her pretty eyes


Once he’s passed out

She sits in fear

Wonders what to do next

As she silently relives the previous events


She locks the door

Grabs a blade

Gently runs it across

Her freshly bruised skin


The crimson red

Making a pool in the sink

She washes her wound

Cleans up her pain


As the sun rises

She prepares for another day

Long sleeves, Band-Aids, Pants, and Shoes

Also the makeup

To cover the bruise


She walks out the door

She puts on a smile

Ready to start another day

Of being the perfect couple

-CH

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