A Night Remembered

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Here I lie unable to comprehend-

I tried to evacuate, yet you brought me right back

I made efforts to free myself from the unending grasp

To tackle, fight and defeat you, who tried to bring me down

Yet you perceived differently

You promised a night to remember

 

You told me I was beautiful-

That my hair glistened like the sun

My skin as soft as a feather-

Yet I felt differently

You promised a night to remember

 

My dress wrapped so tightly I could scarcely breathe

My feet crammed into shoes two sizes too small

There was a birth of my inner princess

My image was as I had always wished

Yet you perceived differently

You promised a night to remember

 

Caring half as much as I, you showed up late, not to mention, high

Your judgments skewed, actions uncalled for

Then came my first bruise

You carried on as if nothing was wrong

Yet I felt differently

You promised a night to remember

 

Upon arrival I became a piece of gum beneath your Allen Edmond shoe

You ditched me for the punch bowl, and dare would I go with

A foreign place, with foreign people- where I do not fit in

And yet I mustered the courage and went along, the nuisance I had become

A blow to the shoulder followed, along with another bruise

I became ignored again, swallowing the tears

He who was once my everything, has now become my source of pain

Yet you perceived differently

You promised a night to remember

 

Time passed by along with people-

So clearly I could see, from my corner seat

You thought I didn’t see you, dancing with another girl

Believe me, I noticed her lack of bruises

You never thought about whom you were hurting

The four years in that relationship we had mustered

Seemingly to you it was a joke

Yet I felt differently

You promised a night to remember

 

Three new blemishes on my body

Pigment skewed, trust shattered, as I lie here on my floor

Beaten, broken, bruised with not a clue

I cannot fathom what I did to deserve this way of life

So much for the inner princess in me-

The sacrifices form beauty I have made for you

My heart yearns yet my brain prohibits

My first three minutes alone, and all I want is your embrace

Your actions unacceptable, rude, painful and wrong

Yet you perceived differently

You promised a night to remember

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