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This Christmas

'Tis the season when we picture all things to be merry and bright. While for some families it most certainly will be a Merry Christmas, this will not be the case for everyone. The demands of the holidays often lead to domestic violence and, for a variety of reasons, most victims choose to suffer in silence until after the holiday is over and at times, indefinitely. All too often, that silence can be deadly. If you are in a domestic abuse situation of any kind, I encourage you to open up to a trusted friend or family member and to reach out to community and national resources for immediate help. Should you find yourself in a situation that is life-threatening and beyond repair, please do not hesitate to make your exit. This Christmas We were married two days after Christmas Then two years later, we were separated Two days after Christmas How could this be? It was our anniversary I knew him like my ABCs, my 123s Always quick to please But soon he lost all his cares  Got caught up i…