It’s strange how when people know you’re trapped,
They feel emboldened to hurt you more;
Because they feel you can not use,
The emergency exit door.
For if you use it, and run….,
Escape the torture and abuse,
Everyone calls you a coward and cad;
Simply for the exit’s use.
People love to take advantage,…
Of the fact that you are not free,
To leave when it is all too much;
For there’s only one life that can be.
There is not a second chance to live,
Nor a soul to be restored.
People may not stab you to death,
But they’ll shamelessly hand you the sword…
So their shame becomes your own.
K. Aldaya, 1/22/20