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The Voice of Domestic Violence: If I had a dime for every time…

You promised me you would no longer hurt me

(your hands and your words where your weapons)

You promised to spend more time with me

(Instead of you just drinking)

You made me feel like your servant

(instead of your partner)

I cried myself to sleep and you didn’t even know it

I ached all over my body, but didn’t want your pity

I wished I could turn back the clock to when we first me

You didn’t know when and how much I needed you

(the you from when we first met)

You made promises you knew you couldn’t and wouldn’t keep

You chased away everyone I loved

I wished I could be anywhere else, with anyone else

I wished I had never met you

I told myself I would leave and never look back

Well, look at me now…I left you and you didn’t see it coming

Now, I live without regret

and I have new friends that you won’t be able send away

I am thankful and grateful that I put my kids first

and me second

and kicked my baggage to the curb

Copyright 2014 The Voice of Domestic Violence: If I had a dime for every time…© Felina Silver Robinson


Matt Cox taken off life support, family says

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EASTON, Mass. —A 10-year-old boy has died after being critically injured in a zip line accident in Easton on the day after Christmas.

The Bristol County district attorney’s office said Matthew Cox died Friday afternoon at Children’s Hospital in Boston, where he had been taken after the Dec. 26 accident.

The district attorney’s office said the boy was playing on a zip line strapped between two pine trees when one of the trees began to give way. Matthew jumped off the line and tried to run away but he was struck by the falling tree. The prosecutor’s office said it was “a tragic accident.”

The boy and his family were visiting relatives in Easton for the holidays. The Coxes had moved to Saco, Maine, from Hanover, Mass., last September.