You stand and look at everyone with eyes of innocence.
I can see the deceit seeping through.
With everything you say and everything you do
You continue to cripple my soul.
I wish that you could see what you’re doing.
Each and every day you degrade me.
It’s inside you, its in your ways.
You act like it’s so normal,
the way you break me. scream at me, and put me down.
When I try to talk to you about it,
you tell me how I’m to blame.
Then you turn to the world,
and put on your mask.
They see the loving man who you pretend to be.
Does it make you proud to
make me feel worthless and alone?
Did you know your part of the reason
That my insides are starting to die?
That you are responsible for these tear stains on my face?
My hope is non-existent.
The absence of my laughter is frightening.
I can’t bear to look at myself.
You have broken my reflection.
Writers note: I wrote this after reading this aritcle on domestic violence. I hope this helps bring awareness.
(you have to cut and paste the link to the article.)
This is also done for Trifecta. This was our challenge this week.:
Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
The word itself needs to be included in your response.
You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
Only one entry per writer.
This week’s word is absence.