Teela Hart

Surviving Domestic Violence

All Thoughts Prevail



Head swirling

Steady as a rock

Mind reeling

Standing still

Heart thumping

Beating not

Really feeling

Then again not

The touch of a hand

In absence dwells

A heart torn apart

Whole and well

Imposing a thought

Clean slate

With no legs to walk

Run away

Heaven or hell

No way to tell

Love it

Leave it

All thoughts prevail







Author: Teela Hart

I am a mother, daughter, sister and domestic violence survivor.

33 thoughts on “All Thoughts Prevail

  1. I think we have conflicting thoughts that include all that you portrayed in your poem. It is sad when we don’t know our direction, but I feel you are on your way in the right one! I believe in you, my friend Teela! Take it easy on yourself! One step at a time, and thank you for sharing the walk with us. It is time well spent! Hugs, Robin


  2. Thank you for sharing your life. . . . I am sure it encouraging others especially that they are not alone. Peace. . .


  3. It is a dark and dangerous road to travel but remember God is at your left and right and he is infront and at your back. I am not religious but I do believe we have a path and we will conquor and survive. hugs. xxxxx


  4. I had no idea you were so talented as a writer. This is really very good and powerful. Jen


  5. Wow!!!! This is awesome girl!!! Love it!


  6. Awesome writing very evocative thank you


  7. Reblogged this on It's Always Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos Around Here and commented:
    I just happened upon this beauty while I was scrolling through my blog feed!!
    This is just amazing!


  8. Absolutely Beautiful!


  9. Yes, great imagery! Man you can write girl!! lol 😉


  10. Hi Teela! Very nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing about your life…and pain. Do you know “secretangelps911.wordpress.com” ? She has a blog yu may want to check out…

    Thanks for following me.
    Steve Pejay


    • Hi Steve,
      I will definitely check her out.
      Thank you for stopping by and encouraging me in my cause.


      • My pleasure, Teela! (I love your name!)

        I want to promote your cause as I have Secret Angel’s. I can’t imagine the physical abuse…I do know something of the emotional abuse side.

        Had an “ex” who still hates me, after some 15 years now… We both had a part in our marital problems, but never any physical stuff.

        However, she certainly knows how to HATE! She has managed to turn our kids against me, and make me fully responsible for the marriage failing. After many years of complete dysfunction, I had to get out…

        Anyway, you didn’t need to hear all that! “TMI” as they say.

        Best of success with your work here,


      • Thank you Steve for sharing with me. Emotional abuse has the same result as physical and is especially sad when children are involved.
        I appreciate your support in my cause. I believe it’s detrimental to bring about change.
        Thank you again Steve and I welcome any help from your Secret Angel’s.


      • Yes it is…emotional abuse can be worse in some ways because many physical wounds heal…but it’s hard to tell about emotions…

        We’ll talk again soon, Teela!


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  12. Love the balance and imagery in this one. Like the shift between statements.


    • Thank you. I have no idea what I’m doing, I write what I feel. I really appreciate your support and I treasure your comment. They mean more to me than you know.


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