She Learned to Walk Away

February 24, 2011
By Kayla_4 BRONZE, Alamosa, Colorado
Kayla_4 BRONZE, Alamosa, Colorado
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She envisioned a life of happiness and love
Something she could say, was sent from above.
But this road she’s walked for many years
Only brought her pain and tears.

She imagined her world differently
And believed in a love she could not see.

Her faith was blind,
And her heart confined,
By the illusion that the past
Would be left behind

She wanted to start over,
And give ‘im another chance, just one.
But the bruises on her body
Could never be undone.

The tears she’d hold back
For fear of weakness in her eyes,
But another fear she had
Was the fear of goodbyes.

Although, in time she grew stronger
As he was growing colder
She realized what she had to do,
To remove the shades of black and blue.

She knew she deserved better,
Than being hit to the floor
But every time she’d try to go
She’d turn around for more.

She began to resent him, with all her heart
But there was an absence inside her
On the days they spent apart.

He was her security and comfort,
Though she didn’t know why
And when he said he loved her
She knew it was a lie.

Never before had she left for good
But that morning he went too far.
He had too much power from where he stood,
So she decided that it was time.

She pulled herself together,
And got up off the floor.
She never did look back
As she walked right out the door.

That painful love is in the past;
The pieces on the ground.
And much to his dismay
She learned to walk away.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by a picture of a girl walking away from rose peddles lying on the ground. And this was my interpretation of this picture. I hope you like it!

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