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Do I have what it takes to put this straight?
I know deep inside I don’t want to fake
It’s time for me to take back my life
With you holding so tight I can’t survive

Did controlling me make you feel strong?
Made me numb for way too long
You need to be a man and let me go
Can’t pull me down just because your spirit is low

Tell me did breaking me make whole?
I hope you got something out of stealing my soul
Held my heart in your hand only to destroy
Telling me how to behave like I was a toy

But your twisted fairytale is coming to an end
Welcome to my reality where lies don’t easily mend
Your punishment won’t succeed when your power is gone
You might have scarred me but the battle you never won

Now I walk on a set path where I reign
Have no time for you and your pathetic game
Find someone else to shift around in your fantasies
My life your will never again have to seize

Copyright © Monique Steenkamp | Year Posted 2008


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  1. Date: 1/19/2016 7:47:00 PM

    MONIQUE, I really enjoyed this poem thanks for sharing **SKAT**
  1. Date: 12/5/2008 1:45:00 PM

    god helps those who helps themselfs and if you are writing abouthelping your self and actually goe out and do it, god will meet you half way.
  1. Date: 11/19/2008 9:31:00 AM

    This is a powerful poem of taking control. I love this and the message that it delivers. Wonderful write.
  1. Date: 11/14/2008 4:02:00 PM

    Monique Im sorry for your loss. Thank you for your comments on my thnksgiving poem. You sounded depressed in your writing. I hope God restores your heart and you have a wonderful thanksgiving and all the holidays to come . You have me as your friend and if there is anything I can do for you please let me know. God love to you Jesus is the great comforter have him come into your life and take away the pain he will. Warm hug to you Monique and God's loving blessings Micahel Torres
  1. Date: 11/12/2008 1:51:00 AM

    Monique this is wonderful take control of your life and be happy. Love this poem you are a smart women. Please comment on my thanksgiving one I have two Love to hear your opinions Michael Torres