Bruised Love

Bruised Love

Your kindness took my hand and held my gaze,
Giving me what my father would withhold.
Each night I swirled inside your savage storm,
Where your love left me outside in the cold.

Dragged by the hair when I starved your desires;
Thrown to the floor with enraged irritation.
Clothes torn from a body you smeared in fear;
Your fierce thrusts drowned me in degradation.

Loss of my breath when crushed under your strength;
Held in your vice, I learned to suffocate.
I felt our love coil into a diseased corpse;
No one saw how I struggled to contemplate.

Nothing left of the boy who brightened the world;
A vibrant spirit conquered by the past.
Your repressive words echoed through the years;
A blackened heart ensured love could not last.