Frozen by Words

February 16, 2011
By Kailee Lingo BRONZE, Cleburne, Texas
Kailee Lingo BRONZE, Cleburne, Texas
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I wish I could close my eyes
And then wake up
To just me standing there
Without you around.

You’re nagging again
“Don’t wear this”
“Don’t do that”
“I didn’t give you permission for that.”

You might as well just go ahead
And point out the fact
That you’re in charge
“Do as I say, I’ll do as I please.”

Your voice is slicing straight through me
I think you mean well
But somehow,
I’m having trouble stomaching it.

“Stop it,” I say
It’s my final warning
Before I pack all my bags
And walk out the door.

You don’t heed my warning
I didn’t really expect you to
But I don’t move
I stand completely still.

I sit back down on the couch
I’d never leave here
I’d never leave you
I made a promise.


The author's comments:
An abusive relationship- even if it's just verbal- can be one of the most painful things to go through. A few months ago, I found myself trapped by the sweet words someone said, and never thought to look at the hateful intentions underneath it all.

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