You gave me hope then shattered my dreams.
You showed me kindness but turned me away.
You were always there then disappeared.
You gave me freedom but locked me away.
You always listened then told my secrets.
You fed me your wisdom but starved me with ignorance.
You nourished me with love at dawn then abandoned me with neglect at dusk.
You supported me with strength in times of need but pushed me down when I was trying to breathe.
If you heard my cries for help, you would still shut the door. I tried to make you listen, but you couldn't understand.
No one could understand.
I was at my worst and needed you. I needed you to help push me through. But you gave up and turned on me.
I never wanted to lose you, but sometimes in life you come to find that the most toxic people in your life are the ones closest to you.
It hurts to hear but couldn't be more true.
All I ever wanted was to know the truth. I grew up with knives in my back and waterfalls in my eyes.
The only safe I knew resembled a prison and loneliness was my best friend.
And eighteen years later I am still trapped. But not by you. By something much, much worse.