I tried
to forget and forgive
the emptiness you left in my life,
the sadness that consumed my childhood,
and the anger I felt with each disappearance
but….I failed.

The emotions still run through me
and the scars have yet to heal.

Your actions left me to pick up the pieces,
heartbreak by heartbreak
tear by tear
and through it all you still have
expectations.

No more will I hold silent
out of respect for who you are.
No longer will I suppress my pain
and disappointment that I feel.

I don’t forgive you.

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