I know that you've forgiven him,
For beating you at first,
For choking you against that wall,
In that violent outburst.
I've heard you justify his rage,
And play down his abuse,
"He'd had a rough upbringing"
But I reject that excuse!
You say "It only happened once",
You say "I made a stand",
But since that day I see new marks,
And imagine his backhand.
I know that you still love him,
And you've sacrificed so much,
But I fear the day his actions,
Leave you walking with a crutch.
I fear the day he breaks your spirit,
The day he breaks your arm,
The day that its too late to help,
To stop him causing harm.
I know you'd never testify,
Which leaves me with one choice.
To break the one you love because
You will not use your voice.
I know you'll hate and disown me,
You'll scream and push and shove.
Forever I will wait for you
To forgive me too, my love.