Dreams & Delusions…

Stoic Storm

Breathe,
Don’t react,
Just breathe…
Don’t scream
Or struggle,
Or he won’t stop.
Let him get bored…
Be boring,
Stoic.
Breathe,
Don’t react,
Just breathe…
Don’t say how
You feel
Or he will
Scream again,
Don’t communicate
So you can have
Peace.
Breathe,
Don’t react,
Just breathe…
You can’t change
The choices she makes,
Tell her you’re worried,
But not where he can hear…
Breathe,
Don’t react,
Just breathe…
He will think
You’re weak,
So just take it,
It will be over soon.
He will say it was
Nothing.
Breathe,
Don’t react,
Just breathe…
And sometimes,
You remember
Harsh voices,
Unwanted hands,
Threats and violence.
Breathe,
Don’t react,
Just breathe…
And you scrape
Your pieces into a pile,
Breathe…
Pick them up
And hold them to your chest…
Breathe…
Mourn for the girl
Who used to be,
The one who hides
Within you still…
Breathe…
Love,
Heal,
Remember,
And Breathe…
Don’t react,
Just breathe…

~Antanya

8 responses

  1. Incredible words which sadly, I have walked through. Great poem. Jeanne Marie

    February 7, 2020 at 11:36 am

    • Oh, thank you for the compliment and the repost. I do appreciate it. It is a sad thing to go through… Hugs.💜

      February 7, 2020 at 11:40 am

      • You’re welcome! Yes, it is but we are blessed to get past it. I tend to get past and back in and past. LOL

        February 7, 2020 at 12:23 pm

      • Haha, yeah, me too… Always spiralling, in, out, up, down…

        February 7, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      • Hugs back…

        February 7, 2020 at 12:53 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Women Who Think Too Much by Jeanne Marie and commented:
    Incredible words which sadly, I have walked through. Great poem.

    February 7, 2020 at 11:37 am

  3. I truly love this, that’s all I have to say

    March 16, 2020 at 3:24 pm

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