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Happy Poetry Month

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In honor of poetry month, I decided to dig up one of my old poems. *Trigger Warning* It’s based on a domestic violence experience that I have survived and I am glad to say that I was able to leave that situation. After this poem was written, things got worse and that was when I finally made the decision to remove myself from the situation. I hope you all enjoy it!

A One-Sided Conversation

Let’s have a talk.
Come here and sit down. I see you don’t want to be bothered.
I’ll talk for hours and get no reaction from you.
Why are you ignoring me?
What’s with the random faces and sighs?
Are you listening to me?

Wait, don’t speak. I’ll talk over you now.
I’ve asked you questions but I really don’t want to know what you have to say.
You’re beginning to get angry.
Let me start yelling and acting like I’m your parent.
You better not talk to me like that!

Wait, come back.
I want to argue some more.
Maybe even get in your face and threaten you.
Push you around a bit.
Come on, I’m trying to make you madder.
Don’t ignore me!

OK, I’ll walk away now.

I’m back, let’s argue again.
I like to repeatedly come back to make the situation worse.
I know you don’t want to talk.
I’m sorry I got in your face and pushed you.
I will not do it again…….
Until the next time, I feel like starting problems.

I’ll leave you alone until then.

Let me know what you guys think. Always remember that you are a survivor and not a victim. Labeling yourself a victim is giving the abuser power over you. I refuse to give them that power. That experience has given you strength. What was your Domestic Violence experience like? What does it feel like to be a survivor?

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