I don’t think you get it. I don’t think you can grasp how hard it is for me. Every morning I wake up And every place he touched me burns and hurts as if they are fresh wounds As if I’m a scarred soldier returning from a war I used to think was love. I felt ***** and disgusting. I felt impure and rotten. I hated myself more than I even thought imaginable. So I romanticized the feelings of hurt and I exposed the scars on my body as if they were a sight to be seen. All of them. Every inch of me was not mine Every breath I took belonged to another. Every single moment I lived was for someone else’s pleasure. Because that was my worth. He took the one thing I had left that belonged to me. I was broken but I couldn’t bare to admit to what had broken me. I couldn’t handle accepting that I fell in love with the devil. “These are not bruises,” I would pronounce proudly. “They are marks of true passion.” I turned pain into something so beautiful that the word ‘love’ was simply not enough. It was meant to be. I told myself that everyday because you told me that there are no accidents. “God will put the right people in your life,” you assured me. So I believed in those words and told myself I was wrong for hurting and that I loved him so it was fine. That was the spring when something in me died when it should have bloomed. And that was the summer when I was too scared to fly any closer to the sun, So it reached down and set me ablaze instead. That was the year I could no longer believe that a God could exist among such terrible things.
This is a really personal poem and if anyone has experienced the kind of abuse I tried to convey my emotions about in this I'm so sorry. I am and forever will be someone anyone can talk to if they need someone. <3