Never again will I allow a man to treat me unkindly.
I will not cower or hide my truth.
I will not cry on the laundry room floor after he yells then leaves.
I will not permit I’m sorry over and over again and then another hurt to happen.
I will not stay.
I will run as fast as I can.
I will run from anger that is bottled up and thrown at me.
I will not look back.
Because I deserve more.
Kindness and love.
Not conditions and control.
I deserve freedom and trust.
And I will give love freely to someone who is ready for that.
Now I will heal from these wounds.
I will rise
Like the sunrise on a new day.
Beautiful and clear,
With purpose and direction.
Because I am worthy,
I deserve respect,
I am a woman.