Don’t Ask Me What Love is, I Only Know What Love is NOT

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The little boy next door pulled my hair when I was 5

They told me it was because he liked me.

The boy in my class pulled my chair when I was 7

They told me it was because he liked me.

The boy at my school placed a mirror under my dress when I was 9

They told me boys would be boys, he liked me.

The boys at school teased me for having boobs when I was 12

They told me it was because he liked me.

Pulling, Shaming, Teasing

Don’t ask me what Love is, I only know what Love is NOT.

 

He hit me across the face when I was 18, for talking to another man

They told me I’d made him jealous, because he loved me.

I married him at 20, even though I knew he had anger issues

They told me he would change, because he loved me.

22 and pregnant, he kicked me in the stomach and I lost the baby

They told me he wouldn’t have if he wasn’t drunk, because he loved me.

Now I’m 24 and I can count the days he hasn’t punched me in the face

It’s my fault, I get him angry, because he loves me.

Jealousy, Anger, Bashing, Punching, Kicking

Don’t ask me what Love is, I only know what Love is NOT.

 

I grew up in a home where my parents fought every day.

I grew up watching my mum cry herself to sleep.

I grew up hearing all the name calling,

B****! W****! Slut! Lazy! Loser! Good for Nothing!

This is where I am today, I’m stuck in a familiar territory.

Don’t ask me what Love is, I only know what Love is NOT.

 

 

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