My truth. My life.

I give up

Every day is a constant fight.

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.


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31 thoughts on “I give up

  1. Brutal but beautifull written. Revealing this can shine light on someone’s darkness.

  2. Raw, poignant emotions here. Beautiful.

  3. At first I thought this was about infidelity, and now I realize how similar the two are to each other.

    As painful as this was to read, I’m glad you wrote it. Beautifully done.

  4. Very grim, but a powerful message.

  5. I totally got the abusive vibe. You nailed the emotions of being trapped!

  6. Brutal is the word, for sure. This is at the heart of it, I think: “As much as I loathe you, I love you.” Great writing, and great intentions, to bring awareness to this issue.

  7. This was sharp and strong … however, death can never be the answer …. violence has to be stopped !!!

    • I agree that death should never be the answer. When your in this situation though, sometimes it’s hard to see that. That’s why it’s important to me to get awareness out for these victims. Thanks for reading!

  8. Many people don’t understand the trapped part. Great job with this prompt.

  9. Painful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  10. rich with emotion and really hits you, makes you think.

  11. I’ve been in this place. Well done, Bo. Perfectly written.

  12. OMG, this is a horrible existence. I’ve never even come close to experiencing anything like this, but I would hope she could get help instead of choosing to die. But I understand that she feels trapped. This is very well done!

  13. It’s a very powerful piece.

  14. This is so stark and powerful. Well done, indeed!

  15. I know that place, where it feels like the only way out. I hope she found another way. Thanks for linking up.

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