Love is Patient, Love is Kind.
Yet You turn from my smallest transgressions, a nuclear waiting for any trigger
I Love You is your favored weapon, cutting me down little by little
20 little strips
It does not Envy, it does not Boast,
You envy my every minute and action, each breath breathed is to be yours
You boast how well i am trained, your dog, your bitch
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It is not Proud. It does not Dishonor others,
Pride for you when i obey, Pride for me not getting hit
at least this time.
The dishonor you claim is mine, if i only would not make you hit me
This dishonor is yours, portraying violence and love as
One and the same, to you they are, interchangeable as synonyms
70, 80, 90 little strips
It is not Self-seeking, It is not Easily Angered, It keeps no record of Wrongs.
100 little strips, each with the same phone number
Hello. You have reached the National Domestic Violence hotline.
So many people need to get out need to escape
Your I Love Yous mean nothing, Your I’m Sorry, Never Agains
Mean even less.
Bracing, Breaking, Bristling,Brooding, Bruising
Trapped in an endless cycle of violence
My friends my family beg me to leave you, can i gather the courage?
i can’t trust, can’t heal for years after you. Never believe I Love You
i meet new potential partners and can’t
Be touched be loved be respected
Until one helps me open up again
His I Love You is reverence, afraid I will break or run
I finally see true love as it should be.
100 little strips, one of them was me