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Messages To My Past.

Stronger Without You

By Carol TownendPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Messages To My Past.
Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

You told me I was useless,

You told me I was worthless;

You used me as your punchbag,

You treated me like I was nothing.

You said I'd never make anything of myself,

You made me feel like a waste of time.

Oh yeah,

I was nothing to you;

Just a big bruised softball that you could kick around,

A sore voice silenced by your poor excuses for your

treatment of me.

You never showed me love,

You never showed me respect;

All you did was take,

While all I did was give.

And the violence!

A poor excuse for the treatment I endured,

From the men and women who said

"I love you."

Your violence no longer silences me,

For I have learnt love is not abuse;

Love doesn't bruise like your emotional

pit does.

I want you to know;

I am stronger without you,

I don't need your punches,







I am free,

Loved for being me,

By myself and those around me

More independent;




Happy and stronger without you.

I end this poem with a song that reflects my strength

Video courtesy of YouTube (Accessed by author: 29/02/2024

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About the Creator

Carol Townend

Fiction, Horror, Sex, Love, Mental Health, Children's fiction and more. You'll find many stories in my profile. I don't believe in sticking with one Niche! I write, but I also read a lot too.

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