A survivors tale (Reverse story)

Trusting his cunning lies

She sighs – she is no longer

Determined to leave him

Believing his calculated excuses

She is done with

Analysing his true intentions

Submitting meekly to his total control

No more will she be

Prioritising her own wellbeing

Convinced that he really loves them

She is not

Thinking clearly

Forgiving him once again

It is true that only the foolish would be

Fleeing his embrace

Feigning happy families

Is far more important than

Genuine happiness

Absolving him of all blame

She will no longer be

Courageous and strong

Surrendering submissively

She is tired of

Fighting to survive

Written by Alanah Andrews


One Comment

  1. Peter Larsen November 2, 2017 at 8:16 am - Reply

    This is a great piece of writing. So much skill and economy of words required to convey two different meanings.

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