One Year In Prison

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SLAP!
I didn't mean to upset you I'm sorry
I don't know why I always have to ask so many questions.
SHOVE!
Down the stairs I'm falling
My world is spiraling out of control and there's nothing to hold on to
SLAM!
Baby please don't lock the door
I don't feel safe locked in alone with you
SHUT UP!
You yell
IM SORRY!
I cry
It's the same thing all the time
I'M LEAVING YOU!
I scream
BABY PLEASE!
You plead
you always knew exactly what to say to make me melt
I LOVE YOU!
You lie
THEN WHY DO YOU MAKE ME CRY?
You always say the same thing, "it's just my temper baby, I don't mean to"
YOUR PUNCHING BAG!
That's all I ever was
One year of bruises and hugs and hurt and kisses
ONE YEAR
Of taunting words and hateful slurs
One year of not being able to be touched
Of the air being pushed out of me with every hug I take
ONE YEAR LATER
and now I'm free
I've spread my wings
I'm soaring the open skies
ONE YEAR LATER
You're a figment of my past
You can't hurt me anymore
ONE YEAR LATER
I'm no longer a prisoner of yours. 

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