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Non Piu 'Voi/No Longer You

Meriyen Marquez, MSW. I love expressing myself through writing. It is an outlet that allows me to explore & share my perspective on things.




You took my beauty,

You took my self-esteem,

You took my will,

You took my mind, body & soul,

You took my dignity,

You took my fashion,

You kept my friends away,

You kept my family away,

You left me alone, thinking that all I had was you.

You made me believe you were all I had,

You made me think that no one else would

love me,

I felt humiliated in every way possible,

You took my journals and invaded my privacy,

You got to know my weakness, fears, and you felt at home.

You gave me nothing, and I gave you everything.

We created a life together, yet you destroyed what we have, and you hurt me emotionally, verbally & physically.

When you felt down in the dark, I was brave enough to rise from under you.

I took my beauty back,

My self-esteem,

My will,

My dignity,

My fashion,

My friends,

My family,

I’m no longer alone.

I’m no longer afraid to take a stand,

I no longer believe in anything you had to say.

My favorite lie was when you told me, “I promise,

I won’t do it again.”

Now I promise you; I won’t ever let you hurt me again.

I’m strong,

I love myself,

I believe in myself,

I have my loved ones,

I genuinely have no hatred towards you.

I forgive you.

I forgive myself.

I move on.

I am done.

I am free of your manipulation.

You see me, but I’m no longer available.

© 2012 Meriyen Marquez

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