I give up
I try to make you see how your actions and
your words effect all of my being.
You degrade and belittle me,
then you tell me its my fault you do these things.
I believe that it builds your ego and makes you proud
to make me feel useless, worthless.
You know that you are wrong, yet you don’t care.
You know that I am right, and that makes you angrier.
I can’t even look at my reflection in the mirror.
You have killed my self-image.
You have killed my self-worth.
You cheat, You lie, and you get mad and blame me when I call you out on it.
You demand respect and trust.
What have you done to deserve it?
When I build up the courage to stand up to you,
You quickly knock me back down.
As much as I loathe you, I love you.
As much as I want to leave you, I’m trapped.
There is only one way out.
Death, please take away this pain.
Note: October is domestic violence awareness month, So I wanted to write something to bring your attention to it.