A few years ago, I was in an abusive relationship. Luckily, I was strong enough to get out of it but there are many women out there who are still in one and are afraid to leave. This poem is for them:
Trapped inside myself to buff the world around me
I don’t want to feel the pain.
If only he would go away, I’d be free.
I’m going nowhere but insane.
As I push my way up off this bed I’m praying.
This isn’t love. It’s sink or swim.
He can’t hurt me anymore but he keeps saying,
No one loves me more than him.
Reaching out for help. I can’t do this alone.
Getting out is hard to do.
The last crazy fight we had, he pulled out the phone.
Every time, I say we are through.
No more crying, no more fighting, and no more pain.
I’m better than all this, I know.
I’m on my way. The sun is shining through the rain.
It doesn’t matter where I go.
Up I plunder.
I love me.
A beautiful wonder.
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