Survivor Poetry: ‘Dear Psycho’

I just wanted to let you know:

You swore no one would ever love me like you did-
I ‘ll make sure they never do.

You told me I could not survive on my own,
but I thank God I survived my life with you.

You told me I was weak,
but you only made me stronger in the end.

You told me I was stupid,
but I’m smarter than I’ve ever been.

You covered my mouth,
stole away the sound,

but I have found a way back to my voice-
to speak again out loud.

You killed every part of me you could,
left nothing but an empty shell.

But I brought myself back to life again,
I clawed my own way out from the depths of your hell:

I picked myself up off the floor,
I succeeded even with a broken heart,

I lived through the darkest moment of the night
Rebuilt my life each time it fell apart.

I swore I’d never love again,
but thankfully I do:

I love my life, I love myself,
I love someone that loves me too.

So, you might have held me down
but you will never hold me down.

And you might have thought you won,
but you only won that round.


  1. this made me cry. thankyou for your comforting stories, guidlines, an clarifications.

    • Thank you for your comment Rachael. Remember that you are never alone. <3

  2. This has been the most helpful thing i have seen within the 8 months or being with an abuser im hoping to try and leave again in a oouple of days

  3. thank you so much…… this is really helpful and inspiring

  4. I can’t wait until I get to this point.

  5. Thank you!
    This brought tears to my eyes. I felt every bit of this! Just ended my 8 month relationship with my abuser and I feel so free! Thank You!


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