Absolutely Done With You

broken20heart1You’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.

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…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

Relentless and Irreversible

Don’t be upset that I don’t love you any more. Be upset that I once did and don’t any more. I gave you my heart but you treated me horribly. You should never have hit me the first time, much less the second or third. Once I began to fear you my heart emptied quickly. D.P.

I know that it’s easier to look at death
than it is to look at pain,
because while death is irrevocable,
and the grief will lessen in time,
pain is too often merely relentless and irreversible.
Robert Goolrick