Abuse Is Not Love

If you hadn’t mistreated me,
I would’ve never found my strength.
I would’ve never known how strong I could be.

If you hadn’t lied to me,
I would’ve never discovered the truth,
my eyes would still be closed and blinded to abuse.
Thank you for opening my eyes.

If you hadn’t threatened my life,
I would’ve never known my worth.
I would’ve stayed in the danger zone,
always fearing for my precious life.

I couldn’t risk losing my life.
There had been too many sleepless nights,
scared to death you’d slit my throat while I was sleeping.