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It is dedicated to the countless victims and their families.
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Domestic violence can end starting with you.

I got flowers today. . .I got flowers today.
It wasnít 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 didnít mean the things he said
because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today.
It wasnít 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 couldnít 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.

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?
Iím 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.

~Author Unknown

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Tammy's Story

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