to your head and heart. Who’s responsible for that?
I know that you’ll never tell me who did what to you so you’ve left me no other choice but to assume.
Was it them, was it him, or was it both? Are they the reason why you are who you are today?
What I would give to go back in time and protect you from the monster or monsters that caused you harm.
I would tell them that they need to love you unconditionally, hug, and kiss you
or else they’ll mess it up for the upcoming generation.
I’ll tell them to break the cycle, so that you can break the cycle. No more addiction, no more pain,
and no more suffering passed down from them to you.
I’m just thankful that I was strong enough to break the cycle but I wasn’t left untainted
because for the rest of my life I will remain in session after session.
Magdalena Garcia is not a professional writer. She writes as a form of therapy and from her heart. She is a domestic violence survivor as well as a child abuse survivor. Her poems are raw, unfiltered, and explicit. Not for the faint of heart. Her poems have been featured in Synchronized Chaos (July 2018 edition).