Look for the silver lining in everything you see,
Not all things are as they seem to be.
Abuse lurks behind poverty, frowns, money, and smiles.
Nobody knows the hurt of another’s trials.
When you think your whole world has fallen apart,
You are not alone with your broken heart.
There is the silver lining, look out and see your future
If abuse teaches anything, it is about human nature
No longer, be defined by hateful words of any woman or man
Let abuse teach you strength, and that you won’t be over 'ran.'
An abuser wants you to believe; you are nothing but a broken mess
Instead, decide about your very own happiness
It won’t be easy, but enough courage you will find
To take a stand for your future, and leave the abuser behind
If someone is assaulting your self-esteem
If they think they are funny when they are mean
Not another five minutes should you stay!
It just doesn’t have to be that way
Do not allow cruelty at your own expense,
A silver lining of loving yourself is your greatest defense.
Copyright © Ada Beuchert | Year Posted 2019
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