An End And A Beginning

Blood dripping down my face

Bruised and bloody knuckles

Breathing heavily

Barely standing

But still alive

An End And A Beginning
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I stand over your body

Looking down in satisfaction

Hint of a smile on my lips

You will never hurt anyone

Ever again

About “An End And A Beginning”:

Have you guys ever seen a movie with Jennifer Lopez called Enough? If you haven’t, I would highly recommend watching it. Is it the most realistic? No. But it’s still a really good movie. It’s quite old and I watched it quite a while back but for whatever reason I was thinking about it yesterday. And that’s what inspired “An End And A Beginning”. If you’ve watched the movie, you’ll understand why. If you haven’t, basically the movie is about a woman that is stuck in an abusive marriage and the movie is basically about how she fights for herself and her daughter. And how she escapes her abusive husband.

You may have noticed this in my writing but I dislike the whole damsel in distress cliche. I like the women in my writing to be tough and capable. And it’s okay to be vulnerable too. But I also just like to make sure that people remember that women are a lot stronger than often depicted.

Disclaimer/Trigger Warning: The song below is quite dark and discusses domestic violence/abuse. If that’s triggering please don’t watch/listen to it.

Have you watched Enough? If so, what did you think of it? Did you enjoy it? Do let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear from you. Or simply stop by and say hi!

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78 responses to “An End And A Beginning”

  1. I’ve seen the movie, Enough, a couple of times. So good!!

    1. It’s such a good movie and loved the ending!

    1. Thank you

  2. I watched it years ago with my daughter when it came out. Powerful!

    1. Such a powerful and amazing movie for sure!

  3. A man that strikes a woman is no longer a man. 🤬

    1. Yup, agreed 😤

  4. I love that movie! I like to believe it’s real, but I know I would not be that strong (or in shape!!! 😜) to kick anyone’s butt!

    1. Same here, such a great movie! Haha I don’t think most of is could but it was still do inspiring 😫

  5. I haven’t seen the movie, but after reading your article, I thought I should watch it. A beautifully written article, Pooja 😊👌👌👌

    1. You definitely should, it’s really raw and powerful. Thank you 😊

      1. I will, pooja! Thank you 😊🙏

        1. You’re very welcome 😊

  6. It sounds like “An End And A Beginning” is a powerful piece inspired by the movie “Enough.”
    I haven’t watched this movie, but this post has intrigued me to watch it soon.
    The movie’s theme of a woman fighting for herself and her daughter resonates with your writing. I really like the way you portray females in your writings as strong, assertive characters instead of sentimental damsels deserving pity.

    1. Thanks so much. Yes, it’s a fantastic movie and I would really recommend it.
      I’m glad you enjoy the strong women in my writing. I feel as though we need more of that in the writing world.

      1. Agree with you, Pooja! We definitely need more strong women in writing world to spread awareness and make the common housewives realize that they too are important. They should never accept abusive behavior silently. Instead they need to raise their voice.

        1. Absolutely, every woman is important no matter what they choose to do with their lives. And abuse is never okay.

  7. Great poem! It’s visceral, in a good way.

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. You’re welcome!

    1. Okay, now I’m in a good mood so I will give a proper comment.

      This was fantastic PG!

      You do write a lot of such where you kill people.
      I haven’t seen the movie, I’ll see if it’s available on Netflix. However, I’m not a fan of such stuff.
      Usually, I don’t like content where there’s struggle, trauma and pain.

      1. Thanks so much. So glad you enjoyed it!

        If you don’t like that sort of content I wouldn’t recommend this movie since most of it is very painful to watch. It may be too much for you.

        1. It’s not that my heart cannot handle it or anything
          I can watch it, but I have no interest haha!!

          I have high interest in LFW’s high quality poems!!!

          Ufff keep sharing

          1. Yeah, it’s not for everyone lol. Thanks:)

    2. Thanks so much.

  8. Woof, felt this one.

    1. Thanks so much.

  9. “like the women in my writing to be tough and capable”
    clearly seen/read from your poems and stories. 😉

    a wonderful share, Pooja🤍

    1. Thanks, I’m glad I do the women in my writing justice 😊

      1. we all are glad… for your great imagination 😋

        seriously enjoyed and love your characters and the power you give them🤍

        1. Aw, always thankful for your kind words 😊

  10. It’s an incredible movie. The character takes an active role in getting away from her abusive husband; it’s truly inspirational considering it can touch the hearts of any and all who understand the long-lasting damages inflicted by domestic violence.

    I love the scene when her husband under-estimates her when she gets in her combat stance to defend herself (to his own detriment). Such a profound narrative.

    Another part I love is how it portrays the work she puts in physically and mentally to overcome her tyrant. Almost makes me want a sequel lol but of-course that would be self-defeating to the nature of the movie.

    1. Absolutely. I love that she doesn’t step down and instead fights back because he keeps pushing.

      Both of those are great. Especially how much work she puts in. And I love how they show that the system is flawed and makes it difficult for people to get away from abuse. Because that’s so true.

  11. I saw Enough but I don’t think it’s realistic, although the ending is satisfying. As a mother, the protagonist is risking a lot by challenging her abuser. She could have been killed or severely injured, possibly leaving her daughter without a mother.

    1. Very true. It’s quite unrealistic as I mentioned but I think it’s more of a feel-good watch where you can enjoy the end. Another thing I found unrealistic was that there were no consequences for her at the end. If the legal system was already rigged against her wouldn’t she have gone to prison for years and again abandoned her daughter.

      1. Yes. That’s why I think it was a stupid decision that she made. She risked serious injury to herself and imprisonment and the biggest loser would have been her daughter. I guess that’s why people watch movies – unrealistic but satisfying endings.

        1. Yeah, most movies are not very realistic but satisfying to watch.

  12. apt poetry pooja ✨🙌🏻

    1. Thanks so much.

  13. Love the poem! I haven’t watched Enough but with such good reviews I’ll make a point to do so.

    1. Thanks so much! I would definitely recommend it. It’s a really great movie.

  14. Good one Pooja.

    1. Thanks so much.

      1. You’re welcome my friend

  15. anger the danger
    no stranger
    remember dirty warren
    and thank the author robert tannebaum
    oh fuck that~

    1. Anger can be both good and bad.

      1. as with just about anything and everything. in short , i agree.

  16. I saw the movie a long time ago. Very powerful.

    1. Definitely a very powerful movie, I really liked it.

  17. I love the movie Enough. I loved the poem. I love a story where the character is a strong woman. Great post!

    1. Thanks so much!

  18. i can sense the emotions in that poem, and i agree tough and capable is also a good thing

    1. Thanks so much and glad you agree.

  19. Yes I saw the movie. It was interesting how quickly she learned to defend herself. And that fight she had with her husband at the end? That was awesome! Definitely there are women out there that can take on some tough men and win. Naturally men won’t readily admit that, but it’s true.

    1. Yeah, the fight at the end was very satisfying. Absolutely, it’s not always easy for all men to admit that but women are tough too and some can take on men and win.

  20. I’m LOVING this song you posted!!!

    1. Glad to hear that, I discovered it pretty recently!

  21. I’ve seen the movie, Pooja, and it’s good! Your poem fits it perfectly. I love seeing women in positions of strength too, not always the damsel in distress. 🩷

    1. It’s such a great movie, I really enjoyed it. Thanks so much and I’m the same way!

  22. Saw the movie, it was a good one!

    1. Yeah, I loved the ending in particular!

  23. Hmm, I didn’t watch that movie. I am going to search for it. LOL. And you are so good at creating unexpected endings.

    1. You should, the end is literally so satisfying. I loved it. Thanks so much.

  24. Loving the vivid imagery you create, Pooja! <3

    1. Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it!

  25. I haven’t watched enough but it sounds like an interesting film.

    1. I would really recommend it. It’s not the most realistic but quite interesting with a very satisfying ending.

  26. Oh yes girl that poem is everything. I love how she fought back on that movie.

    1. Thanks you and same here!

  27. I love how you draw inspiration from the most random of things 😆 great concept!

    1. Thanks so much! 😜

  28. Sometimes the only way to survive is to “fight back” I’ve watched the movie, and I think the whole idea is when you push a woman to the corner, the soft side goes to sleep and the bitch raises, I love me some Cruella sh*t too.

    1. Absolutely. I think it’s about how when you push someone far enough they’re going to push back too. I loved the ending.

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