I Survived

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Surviving an abusive realtionship,
thinking you have to take the beatings, the name calling,
But soon finding your voice and standing up for yourself.

I Survived

I survived

The criticism
I’ve survived the lies.
I survived
The hell you put me through
When I wasn’t suppose to.
You thought you could silence me forever
You were foolish enough
To believe you could,
But only to your disappoint
I survived.

I survived

The manipulation
I survived.
I’ve risen from the ashes
As the Phoenix that I am.
Take your last glance,
Because you’ll never hold me captive again,
Because I survived.
I survived
When I thought I would not make it
And you had me beat
As I seen the evil in your eyes
I knew right then I had to fight.
I had to fight for survival
I could not let you get me down,
I had to fight to stay alive


Copyright (C) Darlene Danaby 2008

Submitted: November 03, 2008

© Copyright 2023 Danaby08. All rights reserved.

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this is honestly the BEST poem i've ever read.

great job.

wow, vvvery good!

Sun, December 14th, 2008 7:34pm


Thank you. I'm honored to know that this is the best you ever reaed that means alot to me as a person and well as an author.

Thanks alot. When i write my new books for next year I will have you in mind for my thank you page. I promise.

Sat, December 20th, 2008 11:24am


I love this one, Darlene! :D
It's very powerful, the audio you put with it! It's great! It kind of reminds me of my story! lol(:
Rachel (:

Sat, March 20th, 2010 12:00am


LOL... yeah it really does doesn't it LOl.
Thanks for reading well should I say listening.
YOur the best. (he he he he) Sometimes when your not leaving a friend hanging on the edge of a ledge lol. :)
Much love.

Fri, March 19th, 2010 5:37pm

Dark Skylight

Aah i cried..This is very touchy and strong.Great piece...You should be proud of it! :) Everyone would love this.

Sun, March 21st, 2010 3:30pm


Ahhhh! Thank you so much... and they do. Thank you so much.
Didn't mean to make you cry though :(

Its sad when someone has to go through this type of abuse any abuse for that matter. But when you say you survived that means alot.

Stand up and instead of just beening beat down.
Once again its nice to hear from you.:)

Sun, March 21st, 2010 11:13am

Dean Talbot

A very powerful poem and again one that a great many people will be able to relate to!! Extremely well done!

Wed, October 24th, 2012 7:31pm


Thank you Dean Talbot for your comment and I know a many will be able to relate. Again thank you.

Wed, October 24th, 2012 1:17pm

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