Cruelty that erupts into a tremendous storm
From the callousness of words that form.
The constant battering of my soul
Because of your need for ultimate control.
Hands that caressed then squeezed my throat
Angry eyes: your mood they’d denote.
Fists that knocked me to the floor
Just another day behind the closed door.
Each time I rose with my dignity bruised
For so long I saw you were excused.
Until that day I’d had enough
You found my threat to leave wasn’t a bluff.
Every attempt to stop me was avoided
All you did to harm me was exploited.
That you broke me was a gift so fine
For unless there’s darkness, stars never shine.