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Flowers

I got flowers today. It wasn't my
birthday or any other special day.
We had our first argument last night,
and 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 any 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
because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today, and it wasn't
Mother's Day or any special day.
Last night, he beat me up again.
And it was much worse than all
the other times.
If I leave him, what will he do?
How will he take care of my kids?
What about money?
I'm afraid of him and scared to leave.
But I know he must be sorry
because he sent me flowers today.

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



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