Afraid to Love

March 24, 2012
By livingforlove BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
livingforlove BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Move on. It's just a chapter in the past. But don't close the book, just turn the page" - Unknown


I can’t close my eyes
Through the darkness your face appears
Reminding me of the cold painful things you did
To me throughout that year, and the next.
I can’t close my eyes
Through the black I see your figure
Thin but strong. You take control
I’m down, I never had a chance.
Love is such a painful thing
You used it to gain my trust
Then rip me down,
Love is cold and dead
You taught me that.
As I lay here at night,
I keep my eyes wide open
And try to forget the boy
Who made me afraid to love a man.


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece about being sexually abused by a classmate in the fifth grade. Ever since then, this is how the simple act of closing my eyes to go to sleep has made me feel.

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