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Don't look back

People say I'm strong
But i was once weak,
Abused all day long
Not allowed to speak.

Survivor i may be
Over my shoulder i still look,
I was the victim you see
My happiness he took.

You soon learn reality
You open your eyes,
I never wanted pity
I never wished for his lies.

Years i carried the guilt
Only one step at a time,
My life now rebuilt,
Yes I'm allowed to shine.

No longer a bruise in sight
No longer a broken bone,
No longer scared of the night
No longer all alone.

I used to have a reason to cry
I now have a reason to smile,
Im no longer with that bad guy
My life now worthwhile.

My children now feel secure
They may only have me,
Happiness forever more
From violence we are free.

It's time to move on now
People say I'm strong,
Abuse i no longer allow
I can speak, i belong!

Copyright © Jennifer Brooke

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  1. Date: 12/28/2014 10:01:00 AM
    This is a wonderful poem!! I hope you pick up your pen again soon. :) john.

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 9:02:00 PM
    A wonderful with deep meanings...could feel ur past from the poem.Nice one! You can check out mine.warm welcome

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 1:11:00 PM
    Well- penned and Welcome to Poetry Soup

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 6:17:00 PM
    Hi Jennifer, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 7:29:00 AM
    very beautifully written about the agony and pain u suffer.yes every has the right to happy,free from violence and a chance to shine in life.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 12:11:00 PM
    I know this wasn't easy to write. But, it's clear your heart has earned its way to a personal freedom. A clarity. This was massive and very touching. Wonderful job!

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 11:11:00 AM
    hi, Jennifer-A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@"

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Everyone here at poetry soup welcomes you. have a great day ahead. visit my poetry too.

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:28:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Jennifer ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)