I am hesitant to write about something that can trigger a million emotions. I had found a note that said “If you have found this I am gone. He did it.” I am taken back to the very minute I wrote this note. My ex had found out that I started a Facebook page. He had become enraged and threatened my life. I had locked my bedroom door and was hiding in my closet. I was breathing heavily, shaking, I couldn’t catch my breath. I was terrified. I knew my life was at risk. I knew he was going to strangle me. He had done it to me several times int he past. He always got what he wanted. He had always gotten his way. I was always forced to conform. I was always forced to mold into his ways. My voice had been taken away. I was his and his alone. He made great money and gave me everything I wanted. We drove new cars had a beautiful house but I was taken away from everything I loved. My family was forgotten about, I lost all of my friends. I was a prisoner in my own home. I remember going to the store and I went to grab his hand to walk with him. He told me no and that I was to walk behind him. If I didn’t listen I knew what was in store. I didn’t want to make a scene. Don’t ever make a scene out in public. You put on a front to make-believe your relationship is perfect. It was sickening. What was I doing to myself? I believed he loved me. I believed he wanted me. I was forced to do many things I did not want to do. I was lonely. I was alone in HIS world. I was fake. I had to be fake. I had to be fake in order to survive. Those were the worst years of my entire life. I look back on my memories and just shake my head. How could I let those things happen?
Treated so bad, tortured every night. Many days sitting by himself, making his life not right.
Left for endless hours all alone, beaten as a child, personality turning to stone.
Hearing the sound of the truck engine and whispers through the door, he knew his time was coming, he knew what was in store.
He would wear thick jeans but that only lasted so long, the man behind the belt knew the boy had done wrong.
He would take the boys clothes to just bare skin, nothing but bare bottom and legs very thin.
How come he got beat? What did he do so bad? How come the woman never helped, how come she never felt sad?
The boy knew she was listening right outside the door, she heard every swat and knew there would be more.
The woman never stopped, never interferred, was she deaf and blind or did she just not care?
Time went past and the whoopings still came, the man tried so hard but the boy was something he could never tame.
The man and woman ruled his every move, controlled his every thought, anger isn’t learned it is something that is taught.
Years went by, and the abuse occured everyday, It was something that was hidden under sarcasm, hate and dismay.
Getting the courage to tell the man how things really are, once again the man putting the blame on the boy and denying the hidden scars.
“I was such a bad Dad and I know what I did wasn’t right”, those were the words spoken on that long unavoidable night.
Time went by and the boy had to act fake. Fake smiles, laughs and grins, he did it for the girls sake .
Words were exchanged in the pool that spring, the mom was being rude and questioned the fake ring.
The time had come where the boy had something to say, “I am wanting to depart and go my own way”
I don’t want any games, just let me be. I will find my own way and finally be set free.
He is now able to do what he wants to do, living his own life and deciding on what to persue.
The names still come up nearly everyday, his life will never be the same but now he can lead his own way.
As the years go by people come and go, I never thought losing you would make me feel so low. Though we weren’t that close you have a special place in my heart. I will always think of you, those memeories will never part.
You lived a long time, you touched a lot of lives. Granny, you were the best great-grandma I could ever asked for, I only wish we could have shared good-byes.
Times goes by whether you like it or not, you have the choice to love or to live with angry thoughts. You have touched my inner self with the little things you say, I will miss you forever, each passing day.
Some goodbyes are goodbyes but some goodbyes are forever.
Do you ever have flashbacks of your younger years? I get them more now than ever. I have random memories pop up and I feel lost in that moment. Some memories are amazing others not so much. My latest memory was when I was in 3rd grade. They had these huge metal rings that you would swing on. You had to stand in line to get your turn. It was my turn and I look over to my left and I see my mom on the playground. My mom worked as an assist in a classroom and helped out in classrooms. My hands were very sweaty so I wiped them off on my jeans and reached for the first ring. Because of my burn I was not able to stretch out my arm as my other arm. My mom started walking in closer. I just smiled at her as if I was reassuring her that I was ok. I then proceeded to start a swinging motion for the second ring. My hand had slipped and I feel into the bark. I heard a couple of snickers but I brushed myself off and stood up. Before I knew it my mom was grabbing me under my underarns and tried to put me on the rings. I got so upset. I started kicking my legs and telling her no. Some of the kids got upset and started telling me I had to wait in line again. I felt so embarrassed. Why would my mom do this to me? Did she feel sorry for me?
All my life I was treated differently than my sister. I was given more and shown more love. They say favoritism shouldn’t exsist in a family. That’s all I felt growing up. I was given special treatment because I was burned. I felt bad for my sister. Till this day my mom and sisters relationship is very toxic. I am always put in the middle of their arguements. I hear both sides and I have to stay neutral. My sister doesn’t understand my mom and my mom doesn’t understand my sister. Its a constant struggle. I love both of them dearly.