The things he said hurt her terribly,
His words cut like knives,
But she wasn't allowed to scream
Because then people would see what was happening,
And they would know how terrible he was.
No punches were thrown, no slaps were
Necessary to bruise her heart.
Now with every beat her heart grows weaker.
Her mind weakens with it thinking,
“What if he says it again, what if he hurts me again?
What if it turns physical?”
She doesn't trust him, doesn't love him
The same way she used to.
Her heart is damaged, and his words now have
Done too much damage for him to fix it.
So she must find another, one who has
The capability of fixing her heart without hurting it more, someone with the true skills of a surgeon.
She finds him, and grows to love him,
This one who has mended and enhanced her heart
In ways she cannot explain, but
She is not destined to be with him,
As her lover drags her back to the
Dark recesses of her mind where
She grows to hate herself because of his hurtful words.
She prays that one day that
She will have the courage to break out of the cycle
And keep her heart intact and whole;
The way it was supposed to be.
A thought to all of those caught in an abusive relationship; you don't deserve this, and things will get better, but sometimes it's hard to find the courage to let go. I believe in you <3