A Poem About Leaving A Narcissistic/Toxic Relationship
I wrote this poem to reflect the different emotions and inner turmoil that someone maybe experiencing on the verge of leaving a toxic relationship.
There is first the awakening the something needs to change and that usually involves stepping away. An assessment is made over how their life has changed over the months or years and being unable to recognise themself or the environment that they are now in. The choice is made to leave but that choice is enveloped with fear and uncertainty. But, the unkown is a better choice at this point than going back to the darkness that they’ve just walked away from. It ends with them realising, that they did make the right choice and that there was always hope, light and new path waiting for them.
Here is the poem:
Coming Out Of The Darkness
I must dare to step outside of what has become the norm;
It feels like I must do it or die where I stand; I walk alone.
Beyond the doubts in my mind and the pain in my heart,
I believe things will get better if I am bold enough to depart.
How did things get this bad? How did I become so weak?
How could I not see that being with this person was hurting me?
Something evil lurkes whenever they are around. I maybe going crazy;
but that evil overwhelms me and desires to break me.
My legs are shaking, I can hardly speak, stepping out of the darkness
has taken it´s toll on me. Understanding more of where I had been;
The darkness was once my home, my sanctuary, what a scary reality!
Now time to heal and rediscover me once more, I´m on a journery!
I have left behind those who only wanted to destroy me,
They who brought Darkenss to my life can no longer hurt me…
They were monsters pretending to be angels of light
but I’ve seen behind the mask and oh what a fright!
Now I have found light, I have found hope, the healing is slow
but at least I´m out of the smoke. The chains have been broken,
I´m no longer in a trance. The spell has been broken. I´m free!
Coming Out of the Darkness has changed my destiny!