Because I Still Do.
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Because I Still Do.

This poem dives into the inner pain women face while they are trapped/stuck in abusive relationships. The feelings and words used manifest into a downward spiral for women who lose their own identity and power. It is not as easy to walk away as everyone says it is. Trigger Warning.

Because I Still Do.

I made dinner for you,

It was your favorite meal,

The crumbs were left, dishes broken-

And I did because I love you.

Although my name is associated with garbage,

My thoughts no longer perceivable,

And my heart has become overwhelmingly broken,

I still stay because I love you.

I wish he saw me,

I wish he would stop,

I wish he felt my appreciation-

But, I continued to take care of him because I loved him.

He told me his doubts about me,

Slandered my feelings with a cold shoulder,

And let me fall as deeply as possible, alone,

But I stayed, because I loved him.

Days become shorter,

Nights become longer,

And I don't know how much longer I can search for myself.

I look in the mirror,

And I do not recognize who I am.

My skin feels like a jacket,

And my mind feels overpainted.

I stay here,

In this dark hole,

Trapped in my own head,

Praying he would see me.

But tomorrow may be different,

Because tonight he told me he loved me.

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