Count the signs of unhealthy dependency.
These childhood roots are invisible for bystanders to see…
He and I had a relationship of extreme intensity.
Fantasy will never be the same as true intimacy.
Help me to know the difference between love and fear.
Healthy relationships don’t leave you alone and powerless in tears.
All this time I thought you were invincible and brave.
I couldn’t taste the poison you continually gave.
And I won’t fake another smile for you.
And I won’t allow you to tell me what to do.
Those who are powerless try to bring you down to their level.
All the while making you feel one of a kind and special.
Difficult to tell what was nature and what was environmental…
The choices my parents made don’t have to mine.
Acceptance and forgiveness will come in time.
You can have your fear because I want more of love.
It’s time I learned more of what it’s made of.
No one is perfect, but the choices we make every day matter.
Words given in love run deeper than ones made only to persuade and flatter.
A person isn’t a possession to own and control.
Despite everything he says, you don’t need him to be whole.
It’s not love if he’s constantly on patrol…
He tells you it’s for your own safety when it’s your freedom and your life he already stole.
I tell my message not to relive the pain.
Maybe it’s the only way to break these chains.
Silence keeps the fear growing.
Secrets are too controlling.
Let no voice die and disappear.
Let your story ring loud and clear.