Butterfly

As she laid at his feet
The feel of his knuckles on her cheek
No softness was found in his touch
This man she loved so much
Gathering herself off of the floor
He laughed at the scars she bore

The tears she cried, now dry
Finally having her answer of why
She allowed her heart to seal
Closed, hard, no longer to feel

Walking to the door she put on her coat
With an evil grin, he continued to gloat
Never believing she would walk away
Just like before, he knew she would stay

Her back straight, and a glint in her eye
She turned to him and said goodbye
Never again would she feel this pain
She had nothing to lose, everything to gain

While he had hit her, she heard her mother's voice
"Your life is yours and you make the choice.
You can be free and create your dreams,
Or you can let life beat you down until you scream.

Love yourself and find your worth within. 
You have the key to your happiness, not men.
Remember you hold the reigns to your life.
If you are in the dark, find the light."

Standing in front of someone she loved
Grateful for her mother's words from above
She shook her head and faced him down
Never again would he put her on the ground

She would be free and wipe her slate clean
She would love herself and create her dreams
No longer a prisoner to the hate and the lies
Looking at him she finally knew the why

He was the lesson to bring her out of the dark
To show her the way back to her heart
If she had not known this place of pain
She would never have found herself again

Walking out of the door, she let him go
A smile on broken lips, feeling herself glow
Warmth filled her soul, head held high she laughed
Finally free from the dark, she would never to go back

(2016©)

Butterfly | Christoffer Relander | Source

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