Painful thoughts throb in my mind as I drag through the days.
I’m not the same person as I used to be before everything happened.
I changed after I knew I wasn’t wanted, needed, appreciated, and loved.
The hoops you had me jump wore out my legs, twisted my insides, and drained my spirit.
My heart and soul were bent and twisted to fit the kind of companion you wished for.
Sometimes I was your personal pet that you trained to be your own and no one else’s.
Sometimes I was your scapegoat to take the heat from your mistakes.
Sometimes I was used as a venting tool only when it was needed.
But never a true companion….
My own efforts to succeed beyond the finish line that was made for me went unnoticed.
A single mistake lead to harsh punishments and companion shaming… which led to companion hating.
You chose when to punish me and you chose when to forgive me.
The unconditional love you promised to give to me and all others was a fallacy.
Everyone else in your eyes was either a walking flaw or a soul who could do no wrong.
You could never see the pain you have caused, nor the damage that was done to me.
My world became shrouded in darkness for all to see.
Thoughts and feelings of sorrow froze into a nonstop neverending loop of madness.
Any spot of sunlight in my life appeared to be vile and obscene in your eyes.
One day I grabbed a sunspot and wrapped it around my body.
I let the light lift me up even when you attempted to grab my feet and pull me down.
I decided that I wanted to change and go to the next level.
I changed for the better.
I changed to embrace a new tomorrow.
You didn’t come with me.
You didn’t grow and flourish like how you said you would.
You didn’t wish for me to be happy or succeed.
You didn’t want to be happy and instead wished for pain on others.
You didn’t want to wish for a better tomorrow.
You didn’t want to be my true companion.
Life didn’t seem to work out in the way I wanted it to.
Unfortunately it just had to be this way.
Patches of old thoughts have yet to thaw out today, but for the most part it is Spring in my mind.
I still miss the old memories, the long laughs, the warm smiles, and times that were good to each other.
But I can’t miss you, wish for your return, nor have you in my life again.
It has to be this way for the both of us.
I won’t question that.
I’m ready for a new tomorrow.
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