When You Knocked Me Off The Wall

when you knocked me off the wall,
you left me begging. begging for a chance.
a chance to kindness, compassion, and love. but you walked away,
in your great Gatsby-style swag.
as if nothing happened.
no harm was done.

you left me bleeding.
my heart bled for the future
my soul cried for the trust

when you knocked me off the wall,
you took away, away all the good in me,
the best in me.
except for one thing.
one thing.

my strength.

for when you knocked me off the wall,
I swear you’ll never have me
nor will you ever have the power
over me.

when you knocked me off the wall,
I was hurt.
I was scared.

I agonized.

but I took the courage
and said no, no, to your
outrageous
crazy way
of getting what you want

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

30 thoughts on “When You Knocked Me Off The Wall

    1. Thank you Val…yes, if only…for some it takes time to find the strength, others find it easily; however they deal with it i hope, they turn out to be better and stronger.

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  1. Such powerful lines, Mich. No one should have to put up with that sort of behaviour. I hope that all victims get the strength to stand up to their torturers and get all the help they need to escape such situations. Great job, Mich.

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    1. Thank you Shweta..with awareness campaign and with educatinng women, we will be able to achieve a society where the culture of violence is no longer prevalent😊

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  2. I wish and pray for this kind of strength, courage, and happy ending for every female who is abused in any way!
    A powerful, important poem, SweetMich!
    It brought the tears flowing.
    (((HUGS))) ❤

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  3. Poignantly powerful, with a hopeful message of how much courage and strength is required to overcome the curse of violence … 🙂🙂💙🖤

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      1. Yes .. I’m still “waiting” … Barnes&Noble are very slow at the moment … Thank you for buying the Kindle copy 😀 ..
        my 2 months of publicity work (day in day out), now seems to have gone to waste… and I’m very sad and upset… 😥😐

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