Tuesday, 26 July 2011

NO MORE



Today he hit me on my spine. A blow right on the cords with his leather belt. One turning into two and then I stopped counting as agony blinded me. I hugged myself as I lay near the fireplace weeping silently while he sat on the couch tired, devotedly staring at the ice- cubes in his peg of whisky. Next day as I got back after dropping my son to the school, I smelled fresh flowers. He was standing there with a smile and hugged me while he apologized for being a sadist. He had handpicked Red roses for me, my favourite. I timidly smiled and kissed him and told him I loved him.

Today he kicked me on my waist. I was like a slave for him as I begged for mercy. I tried to crawl under the table but he dragged me out by holding my hair. He cursed me as I tried to free myself and laughed when I gave up the fight. I couldn’t get up the next day as I lay on bed hugging my sleeping son. He came with flowers and tears in his eyes. One more apology. I looked at my baby and then looked at him. I forgave him yet again and hugged him to sleep.

Today I woke up to an unbearable pain. I saw him burning my skin with his cigarette. I tried to scream but he stuffed his dirty sock in my mouth and shifted his heavy weight on me. He continued smoking and then touching the burning end to my neck and my cheeks. I somehow pushed him away and ran as tears made their way through the burns. He caught hold of my neck and took the brass flowerpot and started hitting me on my head. Blood sprayed out and my eyes remained wide open as I watched him hitting me endlessly.

Next day I was at peace. The pain was no more but the heart still wept. Even today I got my flowers. The red roses smelling their very best, possibly singing me a lullaby. This time it wasn’t him but my son keeping those roses on me as I lay still in my coffin. His father was behind the bars now, where the beast belongs. His mother was a weak woman but I hope he forgives me one day for leaving him alone.

P.S- Inspired by true incident.
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56 comments:

  1. Oh my god!! This one scared the hell out of me!! He is a psycho!!

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  2. Heart wrenchingly beautiful.

    The irony is if it had not ended, she might have still gone back to him. Despite everything he did. If not for the fact that she loved him still, but for the child. Sad but true. :)

    Well put. :)

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  3. Nice one Red.Just feeling bad for the kid.

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  4. WTF! true incident? really sad this persists in our "civilized" society :@

    http://achu89.blogspot.com/

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  5. beautifully written.should ve mentioned the article too.still..shame on the husband! shame shame

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  6. @Cindrella- Yes he is!! Thanks for being the first to read:)
    @Srinidhi-Yes just for her child...Thanks my girl
    @Blue Lotus- Me too! Thanks
    @Achuthan Rman Chari- True incident. yes it still happens
    @Maniac.hunter- its not from the papers, nor article. I just know someone. Its a shame!

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  7. This is so poignant. Very well written Red!

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  8. it can't be true..!!but then a woman can do anything for their children..actually made my heart weep for the lady..

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  9. Scary. I got chills while reading it.
    you possess such an amazing skill of expression!

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  10. Sorta Gory but your writing describes the essence in a sublime fashion...Kudos...

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  11. @Soumya- thankyou my girl!
    @Nirvaan- This is a true story sadly.
    @Defiant Princes - Hey! Thanks a lot
    @Atrocious Scribblings- thanks

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  12. beautifully written. I just hope all those shameless husbands read this.
    ....Here I Am!

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  13. Sad :(
    Alas, it happens in real life too :'(

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  14. Amazing work.
    Heart wrenching.
    Made me sad but you really have a way with expressions.

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  15. weak woman??! can't say, coz she lived for her child...

    Read quite few of your writings its soul stirring!

    Loved the 'The Serious Post'

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  16. it wrecked my insides.. that is how a innocent life is crushed..

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  17. Well written... something similar has happened to someone i know but she was lucky to get out of it at the right time.. thankfully a happy ending..
    I wish someone had helped that woman too.

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  18. I know I shouldn't be saying a wow, but can't help. Wow.

    Very well written. And very very true. Not every woman is like Kiranjit Ahluwalia (the lady who inspired the movie Provoked).Most women who are victims of domestic abuse- or sadistic husbands- just keep quiet and live with. And it's not her fault. It's the society's fault, for planting in her brain that leaving your husband is the end of the world. It's time the torture stopped. I hope it will.

    And I hope the incident that made you write this is not as bad as it seems. Dear god, I hope not.

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  19. Heart-rending! No words would suffice to condemn this inhuman treatment. Beats in human forms are the worst, worst kind and they exist in this world :(

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  20. true incident ? OMG terrible re :(

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  21. wow! i didn't know you could write such serious ones also... you're versatile-handed!
    anyway... that was scary! ... really scary!

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  22. I am amazed by this post. Beautiful, I know beautiful, nice and lovely are 3 most blogged words. But, this is beautiful as it is complete in thought and content. The choice of words is superb. The content is rich and theme practical. Amazing...:)

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  23. I remembered Provoked. This truly is sad but written beautifully. Its wonderful to read stories like these written from a woman's point of view especially when the MC is a male. I really loved it and heart wrenching too.

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  24. Forgive me, forgive me. I get confused. You're a woman!!! BAH, I just woke up and I'm feeling sick ..... with BIEBER FEVER! No really, I am making up excuses now. I am so damn sorry. But the piece is wonderful though, just mistook you to be a man. No big deal, no? :D Sorrry!

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  25. Awwwwww...thats goddamn heart wrenching. Stupid women, how much ever men misbehave, they keep going back to them. Based on a true incident? Horrific.

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  26. Don't do this:( Write your funny posts, don't make me cry.
    The poor woman:( and the poor, poor boy.
    Why do women go back?! Go back to a life of being treated like animals? Again and again.
    I don't get it.
    I wish I could do something to help..

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  27. Damn! Sometimes true incidents are gorier than fiction.

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  28. poor kid!

    reality is stranger then fiction!

    nice read:-)

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  29. OMFG, this was seriously a disturbing post. Such men should be burned alive!

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  30. oh my god! this is horrible!!!


    PS follwoing your blog now :)

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  31. Oh my God!!! Tats so totally shocking and horrible. Can't believe that there can be such freaks loose out there... :-(

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  32. Extremely strong post .

    Yup, domestic violence is a huge issue not just in India but the world across.. however in India , it would be a bigger problem because of the sensitivity of the issue and the helplessness of the female. Hope this ends soon.

    Very strong post, Red - ur writing is getting more n more versatile.. Congos n good work, Red!!!

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  33. Awesome post yaar !! :) And very well written.. As R-A-J mentioned, your post is actually becoming versatile and diverse.. From funny posts, to serious posts and now this :) Good going yaar.. Well done.. :)

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  34. Still cant digest the fact that she didn go away with the kid when she had to. Hope it didn happen in the recent past (i believe things are changing . on a lighter note its guyz who are getting beaten up.) Red , u are making ur readers feel all kind of emotion with ur variety of posts.
    Keep blogging.

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  35. A post which portrays the real face of hidden facts in the society

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  36. This is sad. Domestic violence should not be seized. Any level of physical/sexual/emotional turbulence must be brought in the sight of Women Welfare Association. Eventualities are always heart wrenching.

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  37. omg tats terrible... :|


    i thot she killed him... :|

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  38. Sad indeed. That she bore it all alone and yet said nothing. Sad that she had to die, she did not deserve to, they all don't who are burnt or broken or beaten black and blue.
    Nice post.

    Regards.
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  39. Sad that she had to die for putting up with the torture...

    Sad that he was put behind bars...he deserved to be in an asylum

    Cheers
    CRD

    Do visit mine.
    www.scriptedinsanity.blogspot.com

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  40. The pain is so real, so potent in your words...and adding the fact that you know someone who had been through this hell...I feel sad, really sad. Yes, that woman loved him - but for her son...atleast she found peace in death...that the beast was behind bars. Red...good post. Really commendable.

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  41. @EVERYONE- I am sooo sorry for not individually replying to each and everyone of you. my laptop has ditched me and i am typing this through my phone. I thankyou all for reading this one! :D

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  42. Nicely written RED, a very strong and moving post....It's sad that for some of us life is wonderful but for others the people around them make it horrible.....

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  43. Ohmigod,it really scared the shit out of me!
    You have a really amazing way of writing.
    And it's sad that so many women go through this and it just doesn't stop. Actually it's like her death was a blessing. Women go through this shit for their children.. It's so sad :( Such males... Got no words ..
    This made me cry :(

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  44. @Vikas Bhaskar- Thanks sire! Its really a shame that such people exist.
    @Blahblaholic- This crushd my heart too! I hate that such people even exist. Thank you!

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  45. Omg!..the way you portrayed the feelings was once again and as usual awesome Red..so is this true story somewhere near to you?

    P.S.-I am so sorry for not reading so many of your posts but i would read them asap and let you know about each of them.

    hope you are doing good..take care..

    and just wish life could be blissful for everyone!

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  46. @Alcina- I know even i havent been commenting right! Sorry!!

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  47. Sorry to hear that this happened in real. It's touching & sad.

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  48. @Raghu- Thanks for reading :)

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  49. What an empathatic writing, lady.. Amazing :)
    You have a great sense of portrayal.. I could imagine the scenes you wrote.

    Sad piece, but very very well put.

    Keep inspiring.

    -Mi

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  50. hey thanks!
    That made me feel good, you know :D

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  51. Heart wrenching. I know few people who can create something like this.

    Proud to know you,
    R.R

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  52. @ROHIT- hey that was real sweet of you sire :D. Thankyou so much!

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  53. Wow!! Really great writing. The agony and a woman's feelings are captured really well. Terrific!!

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  54. Very very well written. But I don't sympathize with the woman. Admire and appreciate your ability to convey the pain and submission in a simple manner.

    Had written something little similar- but this woman took a very different stand
    http://life-in-a-jiffy.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-smile-short-fiction.html

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