I don’t understand why I let myself stay with you after all your lies and the tears I have cried. The hold you have had on me is nearly gone. I have had enough. I’ll be gone soon. You’ve had a thousand chances to treat me better and have wasted every one. V.M.
There are times when the actual experience
of leaving something makes you wish desperately
that you could stay, and then there are times
when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over
why exactly you had to leave in the first place.
For months I was only a shadow. I lost weight because I didn’t eat. My friends wondered why I didn’t spend time with them anymore. Even my work suffered. My memories of you will never completely fade away, but it’s time I got on with my life and put you behind me.
Incredible change happens in your life
when you decide to take control
of what you do have power over
instead of craving control
over what you don’t.
You left me saying only “you needed space” and never came back. I hated you for a long time. You ignored every phone call, text and letter. As the months passed I began to realize you didn’t deserve the strong hold on me that hating you caused. So I let you go. S.P.
If you want to forget something or someone,
never hate it, or never hate him/her.
Everything and everyone that you hate
is engraved upon your heart;
if you want to let go of something,
if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
C. Joybell C.
You’ve hit me many times before but this is the last time you’ll take your anger out on me. I can’t believe I stayed for so long letting you beat and bruise me. You blame me for what is wrong with you, so I’ll make it easy. I’m leaving and am absolutely done with you. J.W.
…Even when I stop crying,
even when we fall asleep
and I’m nestled in his arms,
this will leave another scar.
No one will see it.
No one will know.
But it will be there.
And eventually all of the scars
will have scars, and that’s all I’ll be
–one big scar of a love gone wrong.
From “But I love Him” by Amanda Grace