You always come when I’m feeling fine
You come haunting, taunting, pushing the line
You always come when I’m feeling down
You come accusing, assaulting, screaming until I’m bound
I’ve listened to your guile, your awful protests misaligned
I’ve received your vicious hatred and allowed it to confine
I’ve been consumed by this overwhelming, nagging fear
I’ve stood paralyzed and dejected, feeling you ever near
Yet, today, I’ve had enough. I am done.
No more will you ridicule, insult and spew lies like a gun
No more will you have control of my feelings, emotions and thoughts
I am vanquishing you for my price has already been bought.
You have no more authority. I suggest you now leave.
If you try to remain, your dignity will be relieved
I am free from your bondage. Looking back will not be my game.
I am released from my captivity. Going forward, I have a new name.
Penned – MG – 5/19/18