prepared

your promises sound more like a dare. but what’s beneath the mask you wear? left a little vulnerable and bare. intimacy and connection never shared. defenses readily prepared.    

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End This

I’m honest…even when it hurts. You know the saying…we all get our just deserts. And I stopped trusting in you when I got burned. But I kept coming back and I guess I never learned. All I hear is disapproval whenever you try to sound concerned. I’m just someone who won’t get over being spurned.…

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do what we have to do

It was difficult to let you go. And it broke my heart when your true colors showed. I’ll never understand why. You never even said a word or wanted to try. Like I wasn’t worth anything to you. But I guess… We do what we have to do.

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Whenever I Fall

Ask anyone…who I let go. I’ll end any relationship before you even know. Guarded hearts and minds. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. But there’s a reason for it all. I learned the hard way, I had to be the one to catch myself whenever I fall.

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Mirror

You talk all confident but to me it’s nothing but talk. Don’t know if you can truly be enough to walk the walk. It’s too late and I said too much… There’s a good reason why we don’t stay in touch. We do what we do… Last words I ever said to you. And you’re…

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Promise it to be

Easy to say what you say to me. But it’s a whole new story when you promise it to be. I’m not scared of what lies ahead. No longer missing you when I’m fast asleep in my own bed. He was the one to give me love instead.  

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What I Said

Spin another line. Cut you out of my life but I’m doing just fine. You don’t respect me and I don’t know if you ever did. Think I’ll take a minute for myself off the grid. Fear was what he left me with. Don’t want to think of you when I plead the fifth. So…

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Clipped My Wings

You lift me up. You pull me down. You keep me safe. You let me drown. Every word is a game, every act is a play. My mind is worn from getting through the day. When you grow up with abuse, you don’t know another way. Insults, threats, fights, control becomes normalized and okay. Denial…

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Turn the Page

I never knew his love was abuse. I wouldn’t know it for a long time. To me… It was “normal.” Monsters wear beautiful masks. Ones meant to fool and deceive. He could be kind. He could be human. He could be nice. But the days he wasn’t… The moments his rage came out. The times…

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