3 Stages of Verbal Abuse

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 27, 2018

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3 stages of verbal abuse; 
one: you locked yourself in your room
you do not have your will to get up
no matter how much your body screams for attention 
for something to make it feel okay
you struggle to think of reasons to acknowledge it

two: you're stranded in the middle of nowhere 
with one sip of water left 
your body is alert
ready to beat down each unwanted visitor as if you're a honey bee
innocently searching for what you need to make you feel content each any every day
but suddenly you have to learn how defend yourself
to learn how to protect yourself from the constant swatting hands 
not only becoming a danger to others 
but to yourself 
three: you're in the middle of the ocean
the thunder the sky is conjuring
vibrates through your bones 
the lightning reminding you
that it could very well be the last thing
you see before 
you are plunged under 
the water is angry 
almost like it's angry at you
beating you down
more 
and more
until your limbs are weak
and you're at loss for breath
your body losing the little grasp
it has left to keep you above the water
you struggle for air
as the waves pull you under 
abuse echoes in your mind
a nightmare clouding your vision while you're wide awake
the words are tattooed upon your skin
it's graffiti 
an ugly nuisance that is only there to remind you of all the bad 
you scratch at yourself with dull nails
each word makes you feel as if it's made your skin come alive
attempting to rid itself from each word
you never realized that you were the only one who could see these words imprinted on you 
you always thought that people knew what you were reminded of everyday 
you'd make yourself as small as possible 
to avoid curious confrontation
or accusations that you're doing it to yourself 


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