Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I have nothing to apologize for.
I’m not the one who started this war.
I won’t be the one to accept the blame.
You turned love into a sadistic game

And left it bleeding on the floor.
I have nothing to apologize for,
Only regrets that I stayed too long,
Made decisions that I know were wrong.

I know I’ve paid an enormous cost.
I may never recover all I‘ve lost,
But I have nothing to apologize for.
So call me a bitch. Call me a whore.

The lies you spew shatter like glass,
Empty words that hold no mass.
I won’t be your victim anymore.
I have nothing to apologize for.


Daydreamertoo said...

As I told my youngest sister the other day as she nears her divorce, after nearly 30 years of both physical and mental abuse from a wife beater, she can chose to be a victim and have the world see her as such and never move on, or, she can chose to learn from it all and to realise that she was stronger than he will ever know and grow from it.
I'm glad this woman doesn't see herself as suffering anymore, either. Why ever would we settle for less than equal rights in love as well as life. If someone treats us badly, we need to remind ourselves we are worth so much more and find someone else who will show us they love us and not talk it.
Well written, well said.

Mary said...

I can tell this is the stuff of reality; and I hope it felt good to write. Strong writing here!

Brian Miller said... the strength in your voice in this...yay to you on not being the victim....

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Amen, sistah!

hedgewitch said...

Well, there ya go, then. Let somebody else carry all that bad crap around, I say.

Anonymous said...

it's interesting that you even have to say that you have nothing to apologize for. when i don't feel something is my fault, it's a none issue!!

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Adura Ojo said...

Wow! simply Wow! I love this, MW. I hear you loud and clear. Amen to that, sista. Thank you so much for sharing.

Ravenblack said...

Truly sometimes you have to make a stand when the other tries ways to make you feel bad about a thing gone sour. I don't think you even have to apologize to yourself for the regrets.

Cheers to you.

Jayanthy said...

Wow! That's so true! :)
Bold yet heartwarming! Clear thoughts! :)

Fred Rutherford said...

Mary. Awesome piece. Love the bite hear but especially in the empowering tone that shines through in a song-like rhythm. Found myself singing along. Thanks

Umeshnrao said...

A brilliant piece!
Pain oozing from each verse
Regrets penned down in such terse.

Sure thing, there's nothing to apologize for. Only things to learn and make yourself stronger.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love this strong, clear statement. And the rhymes work beautifully.