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Was I Wrong?

Was I wrong?

An ode to the victims of domestic violence

 

Was I wrong to look the way I do?

Was I wrong the way I spoke to you?

Was I wrong the way I styled my hair?

Was I wrong to choose the clothes I wear?

 

Was I wrong to have a friend or two?

Was I wrong to live my life for you?

Was I wrong to give you all my love?

Was I wrong to think that was enough?

 

Was I wrong to laugh when you weren’t there?

Was I wrong to cry in quiet despair?

Was I wrong to feel so painfully low?

Was I wrong to wish you’d let me go?

 

Was I wrong to loathe that first assault?

Was I wrong to think it’s not my fault?

Was I wrong to trust your tearful eyes?

Was I wrong to fall for all your lies?

 

Was I wrong I didn’t walk away?

Was I wrong to fear you every day?

Was I wrong to let you bring me down?

Was I wrong to forgive you one more time?

 

Was I wrong to say I’ll take no more?

Was I wrong to rise up from the floor?

Was I wrong to find my inner strength?

Was I wrong to finally ask for help?

Was I wrong?

No… you were right!

 

 

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