I Turned and Walked Away
I turned and walked away from years of abuse, torment and pain.
I turned and walked away from all the guilt, damage and shame.
I walked away from the person I had become,
Away from the face in the mirror I no longer recognized.
That once youthful face, full of hope and promise,
Now withered, scarred and full of pain and regret.
The years I wasted, the tears I shed,
The days I could barely get out of bed.
Depression so crippling; anxiety unshakable;
Day after day, I prayed for an end,
An end to the hurt, and end to the pain,
An end to the hopeless guilt and shame.
And when I was tired of being tired,
I surveyed my surroundings,
The scales fell from my eyes.
The enchantment faded,
The lies uncovered.
The door stood wide open,
and with a deep breath,
I squared my shoulders,
Held my head high,
And walked away...