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You Are Not Defined By- Another's Perception

You once told that I was beautiful Later on,after kids and weight gain Your perception of me began to alter You didn't look at me with loving eyes I had changed in your eyes……. You said I had repulsed you For years I put up with your abuse Your vicious words had hurt me deeply I believed your every word, I loved you so I fell into a deep dark world of depression But one day I had somehow seen the light I realized that beauty comes from within You had put me in a prison of abuse You were a warden of pain and insult I am no longer your prisoner Your perception of me doesn't matter Only mines and mines alone does Your hurtful words can not and will not Define me because I am now totally free 12-22-18 Contest: You Are Not Defined By Sponsor: John Hamilton

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Date: 12/29/2018 9:35:00 PM
This is so well done Alexis, I would have placed it 3rd so good job, little consolation considering subject matter.
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Date: 12/29/2018 9:40:00 PM
Thanks for saying that. You had alot of good entries. I would have appreciated 3rd place. Happy Holidays and wishing you a Happy New Year as well:-) Alexis
Date: 12/23/2018 9:39:00 AM
Alexis, your poem touched me deeply for I have been in that place too and survived stronger. Wonderful write for the contest and a fav for me ~
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Date: 12/22/2018 11:52:00 AM
you go girl, no one can ever be like you...a beautiful message on individualism... huggs
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Date: 12/22/2018 9:50:00 AM
Great poem Alexis, if feels so real.. WE are never defined by another person's judgment, especially when it is a twisted individual who is blind to one person true self and just lies and spreads vicious rumours... anyway.. .great poem...
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Date: 12/22/2018 9:17:00 AM
Your words are very expressive, Alexis...the ups, downs and end of a relationship. Free of abuse...such a wonderful feeling! Regards // paul
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Date: 12/22/2018 9:00:00 AM
oh sad... So sad, but beautiful at the same time as the exhibition of strength is fully and well showcased here. A great piece this is.... Merry christmas friend.
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Date: 12/22/2018 9:04:00 AM
Hi Funom, Thanks for your nice comment and visit. Merry Christmas to you too my friend:-) Alexis
Date: 12/22/2018 8:25:00 AM
WOW! that's an eye opener, awesome poem my sweet friend, love ya!
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Date: 12/22/2018 8:01:00 AM
so powerfully penned Alexis, verbal abuse is as damaging as physical abuse but the scars in your heart can't be seen:-( I love the lines' You had put me in a prison of abuse you were a warden of pain and insult I am no longer your prisoner' Good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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