No Longer Your Victim

by Lioness   Jun 26, 2012


You may be able
to see the bruises on
my skin but you cannot
see the bruises around
my heart,

even though they were
caused by your hands.

You pushed me too far
this time but instead of
staying down,

I've decided to
pick myself up.

For so long I
was the victim
of your livid emotions
which somehow brought
me down with you.

Not this time.

No.

This time I will fight back
for I don't want to feel
like a victim anymore.

I want to feel
like a survivor.

**********************************
Started writing this poem and Karla inspired me to finish it...

1


Did You Like This Poem?

Latest Comments

  • 5 years ago

    by Decayed

    Beautiful, as always, Liz.. your writings are so close to my heart and mind, very light while reading, yet denser than mountains in meaning. Ugh... you always move me.

  • 5 years ago

    by nourayasmine

    Lizzy...

    I am just sitting here and wanting not to comment. Actually too sad t comment and this write just made me sigh. A damn deep sigh. What a strength you do have to admit such a thing. :/ I think it's time for me to do so.

    Love this and love you even more. Missed you.

  • 5 years ago

    by Purple Rose

    Another beautiful poem, Liz. As with most of your poems, if not all, I believe this one also has a deeper meaning to it.

    'You may be able
    to see the bruises on
    my skin but you cannot
    see the bruises around
    my heart,'

    ^ Love this part right here. The beginning catches my attention right away, and I must say that it is beautiful. It is also true - I believe that we suffer so much more mentally than physically sometimes.

    'For so long I
    was the victim
    of your livid emotions
    which somehow brought
    me down with you.'

    ^ I love this stanza as well. Beautiful.

    I have to agree with Luce, and Kyra. The ending was marvelous. It made me want to fight back with you. I also love the strength that is showing in this poem, because it indicates that you have come a long way.

    Excellent
    5/5

  • 5 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    Good for you!
    I'm so glad that you no longer will be a victim, but a strong survivor! It takes a strong woman to stand up for herself when she has been pushed down so many times.

    A powerful write, love it.

  • 5 years ago

    by Renegade Angel

    When I read this, I felt a deep emotion, such as I am releasing this pain, and i am taking a stand.
    L<3ve it!