Beaten Beautys

She loves him..she thinks.
but the black eye
speaks for itself.
She would love to believe his lies
and his mumbled apologies,
but the bruises
speak for themselves.
She worthless and wounded
because he told her so.
The lack of self esteem
speaks for itself.
Shes sick of the pain that love brings
Her packed suitcase
speaks for itself.
He begs her stay and swears it'll be different
his bent knees and cusped hands
speak for themselves.
Shes so much better then this.
Her hidden potential
speaks for itself.
But she loves him and she stays
to make it work.
The teardrop from the swollen eye
speaks for itself.