Stronger In The End

I believed you

But you only constructed lies.

I needed you

But you built up a wall.

I loved you

But you walked away.

I lost so much

But gained a renewed strength.

So, thank you

For making me stronger.

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – construct

Duel

Don’t challenge me

I won’t back down

I won’t listen to your lies

And I protect my own

You lost your chance

When you turned your back

You can’t push me around

I’m stronger than you know

Don’t challenge me

You won’t win

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – challenge

Something New

I’ve felt this before
It is nothing new
A hollow empty feeling
As you walk away from me

I have seen this before
It is nothing new
A dark vacant doorway
As you leave me alone

I have endured this pain before
It is nothing new
A breaking of my heart
As you turn again to her

I will no longer stay like before
This is something new
A strength I feel inside
As I pack my things and go

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – heart

What’s Inside

Can I get a little privacy

A little time to myself

Where I’m not

Girlfriend, mother, daughter,

Sister, or even friend…

 

A time when I can just be me

And not trying to impress someone

Or take care of another

A time when I put myself first

Not second, third or further down the line

 

Maybe it is not privacy I need

Maybe it is a change in me I need

A determination to be put first

A strength not to be walked on

A confidence that I matter

 

…maybe it is just not in me

Walk Away

I am tired of your lies

Just watch me walk –

 

Don’t try to tell me I can’t

I am capable of so much more

Than you have EVER

Been able to see…

 

Don’t try to tell me I won’t

I am ready to be heard for once

Since your ears are closed

To all that I say…

 

Don’t tell me that I shouldn’t

I am finally seeing a future

One you have nothing to do with

As you’ve locked me out of your life…

 

I’m tired of your lies

Just watch me walk.