I got flowers today

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Her om dagen fikk jeg siste nytt fra Forut. Eier av skolen jeg jobber p, IOGT, har ogs eierinteresser i Forut hvis oppdrag er bekjempe fattigdom og mobilisere for en mer rettferdig og solidarisk verden. I Forut-nytt finner en stadig flotte artikler om arbeidet deres, og det er kjekt flge med.
Denne gangen fant jeg ogs et dikt som grep meg. Jeg leser ikke mye dikt, og nr jeg leser dem s liker jeg forst det jeg leser uten mtte tolke for mye. Dette diktet lokket meg med ordet flowers, men endte opp med gi meg en tankevekker om at slett ikke alle er like heldige i sitt valg av ektefelle som jeg har vrt.

I GOT FLOWERS TODAY
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 wasnt 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 other 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 I do?
How will I 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


1992 by Paulette Kelly

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10.10.2010 kl.09:58

Tankevekkende.

Jeg har lest "rhundrets kjrlighetshistorie" av Mrta Tikkanen flere ganger. Det er en diktsamling hvor hun beskriver samlivet med mannen. Hun har tanker om hvor mye hun skal tle av ham fr hun gr, men grensene flyttes hele tiden.

Bde hun og han har forsvidt skrevet flere bker om samlivet sitt, men uten at jeg har lest disse s tror jeg de intense frste diktene i "rhundrets kjrllighetshistorie" er mest tankevekkende, for de beskriver alt p noen f setninger.

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