I Walked Away

I walked away,
not because I wanted to;
because I needed to,
because of you.

I walked away,
with sorrow in my heart;
knowing what I lost,
thrusting us apart.

I walked away,
to start anew;
to trod a different path,
that didn’t include you.

I walked away,
to ease the pain;
to stop all the verbal and physical abuse,
you inflicted time and time and again.

I walked away,
from all I knew;
from friends and family,
who loved me true.

I walked away,
to keep him safe and sound;
so he wouldn’t bear the scars,
of having you around.

I walked away,
yes, this is true;
done for him, for me,
but because of you.
I walked away.

© Leslie C Dobson

If you liked this poem, you can find additional ones on the poetry page of my website.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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