The Nightmare That is You

poem by: Olivia Fletcher
Written on Mar 21, 2017

For so many years 
For me there was only you 
But you started to change 
You weren't who I knew 

I wanted a family 
For us to have a life 
But you were more concerned about bitches 
And snorting your next line 

Before you I was a focused woman 
Career centered and job oriented 
But soon I wasn't me anymore 
You made me broken and my mind demented 

You broke the women you "loved"
Into a million pieces 
You hit me during sex 
You made me feel defeated 

You liked it too rough
And to slap me across the face 
You would make me draw blood 
I remember the taste 

I used to tell you 
My wants and my needs 
But you never listened 
You were the "king"

I will never forget 
The day you first raised your fist 
You promised to never scare me like that again 
And you sealed it with a kiss 

For months your hand was broke 
From punching that counter 
You said next time it could be me
As your voice got louder 

From that point on 
I knew I had to escape and let go 
But life without you 
Was something I didn't know 

Months went by 
Of us on and off 
I was hard for me to break ties 
I was too soft 

But when I finally let go 
It was such a damn relief 
Because I found myself 
And I finally felt free 

Since I've left you 
My, how I've grown 
He has showed me what love is 
Now I never feel alone 

He has changed me for the better 
He's erased you and helped me heal 
But you still haunt my nightmares 
And that, I will always conceal 


Tags: sad, rhyme, deep, pain,

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Frank byrne commented:
Wow!'ve suffered, I felt your pain, ...I witnessed my mothers deserve real love in your life,...glad you've found it......good poem..
Christopher Russon commented:
Powerful developed into a stronger person after your experience.Good write.
Q. Ramirez commented:
I think both Men and Women can relate to this wonderful poem, at one time or another we have been in the same predicament or have seen a loved one going through it. Very open and heart felt.
Ellen early commented:
Well written. Sadly domestic violence is more rampant than we know. Where are the men who act like men?
Raychill Ellisonwonderland commented:
Vivid, wrenching, real. Thanks for sharing. My best to you.
Ja Ja commented:
A painful poem about a terrible time. Took a lot of courage to leave that slime. Thank you for sharing and good luck in the future
Olivia Fletcher commented on Sep 14, 2017 at 9:47pm
Thank you all for your kind words! I really appreciate it. :)
Rhys Aquinas commented on Sep 27, 2017 at 6:49am
Very powerful. And such truth in your words. Far too much evil in this world.


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