Glass Poetry Press

Volume Six Issue One
Special Feature: The Poetry of Aurora House

Peggy Arnold

I Did It

Your control took ahold of me So quickly I couldn't see I didn't want anything but happiness That meant to keep you content There were times I could've walked away But your sweet talk always convinced me to stay You will never understand what you've taken from me I'll never get that time back EVER Now just painful memories exist All the punching kicking screaming and crying But I want to say thank you Thank you for making me stronger Strong enough to walk away I'm single-handedly taking care of my kids I have control of me and my future I did it, I'm doing it still, always will And being a survivor and gaining control back I will hold my head high.