Notice of absence from LIZ

It seemed simple; take a step, there's nothing to it, it's what they said. And so I wandered why I stayed, my heart felt heavy, it wasn't safe. My mind a fog, I couldn't tell, if who I was gave me an edge; or if I simply got in shape, from running laps around my cell.  


Every strike, all the pain, made me question my own strength. All the nights filled with rain, felt like love was just a fake. Because, how could I confess, when my voice was shut with tape? Tell me, what did you expect from a person left for dead? 


Walk away, have some faith, I kept hearing voices yell. And I wanted to forget, follow them, or find a way. All these orders, out of place, so inadequate, the shame. 


Yes, of course I finally left; but the process was intense! And although I have escaped, there are ripples and effects. The reminders, the remains, the untouched, the unfelt; the unanswered, the unheard; left a broken soul to mend!!



  • Author: LKA (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 11th, 2023 03:04
  • Comment from author about the poem: Before asking anyone to walk away from a situation, think about it. Then, think about it some more. It's not simple!
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 17
  • User favorite of this poem: Teddy.15.
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  • orchidee

    I will walk away from ya if things become deep! heehee.😁🤣🙄

    • LIZ

      I figured lol 😆

      • orchidee

        Or shall I stay, and find out some deepness?! lol.

      • Teddy.15

        Love is blind and that is one sure thing it is only when we walk away for good and have time to reflect we can then see how awful it was to be there. I felt this and all I can say this is the fall out of doubt and the love when you have no other choice than to leave to protect yourself. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

        • LIZ

          This is so true my lovely Teddy!!! And by then, unfortunately, the damage is done; and all we can do is mend!!! But, that gives us so much strength, power, understanding!!! Thank you! I appreciate you!! 💖💖💖💖

          • Teddy.15

            What is left is strength and development also triumph because to be able to do it in the first place takes a lot of courage. ❤️

          • Neville

            the point you make you make well .. I can feel it loud and crystal clear .. much respect Liz .. Neville 👍💜

            • LIZ

              Neville, I knew you'd understand. Thank you!!! That means a lot to me!!! MUCH respect for you!! 💜💜💜💜💜

            • Thomas W Case

              Fantastic write Liz.

              • LIZ

                Thank you! 💫💫

              • Introverted Sage

                Time heals all wounds and some take longer than others.
                Great write!

                • LIZ

                  True!! Thank you!!!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Very emotive words LIZ, I do hope all worked out well and those times are now just a memory.


                  • LIZ

                    Thank you very much Andy!! Yes, just a memory.......thankfully!! 💫💫

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