battering

he was enraged
and he hit her
he eluded police
so they said
and he found her again
with her children
and he beat her about the head
she went to the hospital
and now she is dead.
There might not be a cure.
There has to be a better way to address the problem.
Isn’t the first beating enough?
If the woman or man refuses to press charges; shouldn’t
society
for the harm to the children
and the family
and the batterer
and all of us.
There is a researched program that works with 75 percent
success on the 95% of prisoners which are released from
our prisons every year. It involves education, vocational
training, confrontations with other victims and a willingness
by the abuser to face his angers and inappropriate ways of
controlling others. It is time to use it. Here.

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