#Why I'll Never Return

#Why I'll Never Return

A Poem by therisa

I refuse
To live my life
In terror of you
Like I had
Growing up.
 
Walking on eggshells
Scared of "ticking" you off
For the slightest reason.
 
Enduring years
Of your verbal abuse
Destroying my self-confidence
and self-esteem.
 
Using whatever
You could grab
To physically attack
Mom and I.
 
Constantly
I'm reminded
By PTSD's flashbacks
Of your actions.
 
Re-enforcing my decision
In shutting you
Out of my life.
 
Taking my first steps
In my health
August 2007.

© 2014 therisa



Author's Note

therisa
Originally written, September 9, 2014.

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Amen. Boundaries. This write speaks so well of enforcing those boundaries. Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


therisa

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Tammy, for your kind and supportive words. I yearn for my brother, to experience, what I .. read more
A powerful statement, and purging of the soul therisa, we need to write these out of our system, it's the only way through to the other side....well said.

Posted 3 Years Ago


therisa

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Frieda. I wish I could erase most of my memories, growing up, with my family.

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therisa
therisa

Ontario, Canada



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A pre-op transwoman, writing about my experiences, using free verse. Been told my poems are very emotional and personal, almost like a diary entry in verse. If you want to friend me, please review.. more..

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