I'd rather be alone..

by Em   Apr 28, 2016


Watching the world pass me by
through the window of my shop.
All the love I had, I felt it here but
then with the hands of time,
they stopped.

Reminiscing today
my thoughts came upon you,
your wellbeing, everything we had
but then I remembered why I was here,
alone again.

We had something special,
nearly wed and talked of children.
I felt so in love with you,
you were meant to protect me,
sometimes, anyway.

The beating in my heart soon
changed to your fists upon my face
but too stupid to face the world alone
and scared of what you'd do,
I forgave you time and time again.

You always said you loved me but
now I see that it was far from
the love I crave in my heart,
I'd rather be the woman
looking through her shop window.

Copyright: Em

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  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Abuse of any kind is a awful thing. It is all about power and control on their part. They claim to love us and convince us that it is our fault for them to act the way they do. Our self esteem is low and we feel that we don't deserve better. It takes time to get away but we get stronger and being alone isn't a bad thing. We don't need another person to make it worse. Thank you for sharing. Take care and all the best

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Dagmar. All the best

  • 1 year ago

    by The Po whet

    Wow, you've brought tears to my eyes with this piece of brilliant write. The imagery so vivid, "the beating in my heart soon changed to your fists upon my face ".The finishing line like tell the whole story of the woman looking through her window shop with all the disinterest. "watching the world pass me by/all the love I had... /then with the hands of time /they stopped ".It's so sad to lose that innocence of loving to taste the bitterness of love. Kudos for the powerful write

  • 1 year ago

    by Phil Laws

    Very well written. It's a tough subject to come at tastefully and artfully, which I think you did.

    The hardest thing I ever wrote was along these lines, called "In Control". In many ways I feel it was too difficult to complete our is only complete enough.

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Phil I shall take a look :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Wow Em! This is deep! It is so scary knowing how many women are in this type of relationship and stay, sometimes out of fear, sometimes because they have no where else to go. The emotional abuse hurts as much as the physical, only you can't see the bruising. Wonderful brave write Em! Beautifully done-Brenda

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Brenda as always

  • 1 year ago

    by Poetess

    Wow. Definitely a subject not many women are willing to talk about openly. I just found this so powerful towards the end, I had to reread it. Thank you for sharing this.

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      I wish more women and men alike would come forward but it can be so difficult, thank you.