I kept the pain in a locket around a heart that refused to feel…

Any promise of love was quickly dismissed and seen as pretend and unreal…

I told myself I’ll never let anyone close enough to hurt me the way he did…but even now I know it was a lie…

Because the deepest fear was the moment I knew he would kill me by the rage and violence in his eyes…

I knew it so well…my whole life…but I learned how to live with a dictator…

He could be your worst nightmare then in the same breath become your worshipped savior…

A daughter should be able to trust her dad to protect her and keep her safe…

But no one kept me safe from him…

He told me it was love but that was never the case…

I’m no longer that terrified little girl…who prayed every night to be saved…

Those lonely nights I wished for death…when I’d rather be free than be with you and remain enslaved…

I don’t want to keep those memories alive…not anymore…

Love gave me a more beautiful reason to keep going and to live for…

Posted by:Lauren Kim

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

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