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Poetry – I Got Flowers Today

December 8, 2008

The following is a poem written by an unknown author.  It has been passed along, and eventually got into the hands of a staff member at The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County.  We wanted to share it with you…

I Got Flowers Today

I got flowers today!flowers3
It wasn’t my birthday or and special day
We had our first argument last night.
He said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me.
I know he is sorry and didn’t mean the things he said because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today!
It wasn’t our anniversary or and other special day.
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 this morning sore and bruised all over.
I know he must be sorry, he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today!
It wasn’t mother’s day or any other special day.
Last night he beat me up again.
It was much worse that all the other times.
If I leave him what will I do?  What about money?
I am afraid of him but scared to leave.
But I know he must be sorry because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today!
Today was a special day!
It was the day of my funeral.
Last night he finally killed me.
He beat me to death.
If I had gathered enough courage and strength to leave him,
I would not have gotten flowers today.

– Unknown Author

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