Betrayal Poem

Poem About Abusive Relationships

I wrote 42 poems that reflect on my two abusive marriages that lasted fourteen years. I am now remarried for twenty years to a wonderful man. This poem is in the "helplessness stage" of an abusive relationship. I have more that are much more positive, as there is always a way out, you just have to find the key to unlock the invisible chains.

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Let the guy go. He's nothing but a piece of garbage. I have been going through a divorce for him cheating with someone from high school. He was hiding pictures and more for a while, and now...

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Wake Up, It's Not A Dream

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Published: January 2011

He drifts in
like the gentleness of a stream.
It all happens
so fast.
Wake up...
it's not a dream.
Before you know
you're giving and he's taking.
But you are blind
to this deception,
as he uses his insecurities
as a weapon.
This "poor man,"
he says that he needs your love.
But you also have needs
that need to be taken care of.
He makes everything seem
like it is all your fault.
And you accept it
with a grain of salt.
You lose the meaning
of what life is all about.
You're falling
and you can't get out.
When you give away
your soul to someone else
he makes you
his little wallflower on the shelf.
You fight
and you don't even know how it started.
Your heart aches...
you have parted.
He begs for your forgiveness
...and you go back.
You love,
you're insecure,
waiting for the next attack.
I never knew that love
was so mean.
Wake up. . . it's not a dream.

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  • Aggie by Aggie
  • 7 years ago

I am currently married to a selfish bastard who has betrayed me by telling me that he was a one man woman but now I've found in the past few years that he had been going to prostitutes and it sickens me because he wants to play both worlds. I feel like a fool to give him the benefit of doubt and thought that he just surfed those sites until I found a secret wallet tucked away for his one night stands. He always cries and tells me that we can make things work but after reading this poem, I know it's time for me to wake up from my dream.

  • Sandy by Sandy
  • 1 year ago

Let the guy go. He's nothing but a piece of garbage. I have been going through a divorce for him cheating with someone from high school. He was hiding pictures and more for a while, and now he's in trouble with the law for sexual abuse of children.

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