How the Abuser Wins

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

Submitted: September 12, 2018

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If I am the bigger person
How come I always feel
…so small

Is it your words?
Your ways?
Instilled so deep inside me?

Be quiet, be kind
Be the bigger person
Take the higher path

Little pieces of me
Getting stolen
…along the way

Like Hansel and Gretel
A bread trail
Devoured
…piece by piece

Till one day
I was gone

Be quiet, be kind
Be the bigger person
Take the higher path

And when they abuse you
Turn the other cheek

Be quiet, be kind
Do not speak out
Do not stand up

No one will say it.
So I will.

THIS IS HOW THE ABUSER WINS.

I speak out now.
I stand up now.
I do not care.

I have cast approval aside
I found me
Rescued her

…Gretel

I gathered all the pieces
The bread trail
Devoured by others

I took them all back.

In speaking out
In taking a stand
I did everything
I was told not to do

I broke free from the witch-
The abuser

One day, you will too.


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