Men Can Be Victims Too

From an anonymous man to an anonymous woman..

To my one true love, the destroyer of my world..

You hurt me so much, yet don’t even see it, you destroyed and broke me so many times over,
Yet you call me the abuser..

I spent years hiding, hiding from the world I loved, spirit crushed,
Yet you call me the abuser..

I didn’t leave the house, confidence shattered, soul destroyed
Yet you call me the abuser..

So many hateful words, whispered digs, day after day in tears,
Yet you call me the abuser..

I did my best to stop the arguments, begging you to stop, every time,
Yet you call me the abuser..

Who did people hear, you were clever, quietly destroying my soul, I was the loudest, you were the smartest,
So I must be the abuser..

Eventually I found the strength to make you leave, protecting our children, or so I believed..
Yet now I’m the abuser..

I did what I did for our children, the best way I could,
Yet now I’m the abuser..

You took the only things that mattered, my confidence and my children,
Yet now I’m the abuser..

I don’t hate you, I pity you, the destroyer of worlds,
Please get the help you need before you destroy them, the way you did me..

Your ‘so called’ abuser..
#MenCanBeVictimsToo