My vision blindfolded.
I thought this thing I had was special.
He was searching for girls like Romeo
He told me “If you love me you would–”
He told me “because I love you, you should –“
My ears sincerely feared his negativity.
But because I thought I was in love
I did what he asked
snuck out of the house,
and I changed who I was
for this false feeling of love.
He told me I was ugly,
When I tried to fight back.
My voice was heard by everyone except him,
Like he was deaf to my cries,
Because if he loved me he would have
stopped when I objected.
Eventually this love was unpalatable,
I was sick from the taste of manipulation.
He told me he’s the best I’ll ever have
when I finally broke the chains on my heart.
I ended everything pretending it never existed.
He told me he would hurt my family and I,
when I spent a week without speaking to him.
But his cowardly tricks didn’t trap me anymore,
I had a voice
Making a new choice about boys.