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New me

November 14, 2018
By beenthrohellandback SILVER, Troy, New York
beenthrohellandback SILVER, Troy, New York
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You knew what I had going on that week

You set out to destroy it 

When you sent me that text and that video

You knew my heart would shatter

I saw the way you touched her

Like she'd disappear into thin air

While watching I saw what I've longed for

I've longed to be touched like that 

To be treated with that much care

That much love

I saw the way you looked at her 

Like she was the best thing ever

I longed for someone to look at me like that 

You told me it was my fault

That I should have pleased you

Told me I was worthless 

That you didn't want to deal with me

Told me that no one should have to deal with me 

I was completely ruined

I vowed myself to never let that happen ever again

On that day I opened my eyes 

And saw how much he ruined me 

And how beautiful and strong I actually am

I pulled myself up and started my life again 

Just without him 

I am doing so much better 

I finally have friends again

Have a better relationship with my family 

And I met someone new

Someone that doesn't look down on me

Someone who accepts me for me 

Someone who helps a lot 

Someone who cares 

Someone who likes the new me

The author's comments:

This is a poem of what I went through with one of my past relationships and my growth


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This article has 7 comments.

on Nov. 23 2018 at 7:49 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

This poem is so raw and beautiful, and each word is filled with so much emotion. You are an amazing writer Melody, and one of the strongest people I have the privilege of knowing. Keep up the good work!

on Nov. 21 2018 at 4:58 pm
beenthrohellandback SILVER, Troy, New York
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@WolfWhisperer0911 Thank you so much. I hope to be posting a lot more in the future. Thank you for your comment.

on Nov. 21 2018 at 4:57 pm
beenthrohellandback SILVER, Troy, New York
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@StArFish1202 Awe thank you girl. You are super amazing and it is truly an honor that you comment. Your work is so amazing I only hope to be as good as you one day.

on Nov. 21 2018 at 4:55 pm
beenthrohellandback SILVER, Troy, New York
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@Malcolm_Chase Awe thank you. Your comment means the world to me.

on Nov. 21 2018 at 10:37 am
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Well...I'm not sure how to express how much I loved this,'s just absolutely amazing, and incredible to read ...and I just love it. It's perfect. It shows where you've come from, who you are, and who you became who you are, and it's simply wonderfully outstanding! Great job!

on Nov. 20 2018 at 10:34 pm
StArFish504 SILVER, Taylor, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Procrastination rules the nation!

I love it MJ. And I'm glad to know that you have moved on from that toxic relationship and have found a new, better one. I love the poem! Keep up the good work.

on Nov. 20 2018 at 10:05 pm
WolfWhisperer0911 BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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@beenthrohellandback Melody, this is amazing! I am so, so happy that you are coming back to writing! This poem is awesome and you need to write more. You deserve a vote and like from me, the others better see this or I will make sure they will.