I was too young to see the light fade from my eyes, or feel the innocence fade away.

I never knew me…before I lost me.

I embraced your rage, let it burn within my own heart.

I gave refuge to your failures & disappointments, allowing them to stay.

I swallowed your darkness…one sip at a time.

I thought I could save you but it took me away.

I sacrificed my life, to make you happy.

But I couldn’t in the end.

I was a child, & it wasn’t right.

When I discovered your transgressions…I screamed of your wrongs until my voice left me.

I fixated on every slight, every painful truth.

I obsessed over every detail, until I could no longer see.

All I could think about was what you did, & how much it hurt me.

The rage you gave built a prison within.

Bright red flames, destroying everything.


Love whispered, “you can’t save them, it’s time to save yourself.”

You were a monster in my nightmares…but I had let you turn me.

Love wanted to show me a different way…

Love said…

Don’t take revenge, for revenge has no meaning.

Find peace instead.

Let this go, & no one will have power over you.

Lay down & rest, let me take care of you.

I have seen every tear.

I have felt every pain.

I will not fail you.

Love will always find a way.

Posted by:Lauren Kim

🦋 I write my own stories, breathing in life & love by my heart's endless daydreams.

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