Our Impact Hear Me Hear Me Safer Places exist to help shape a society where everyone lives a life free from fear and abuse. To achieve this, survivors voices need to be heard. All content on this page is created by survivors, for survivors. Spoken Words Unnamed She is so strong even if she does not know it! A woman is strong enough even when she thinks she isn’t, She feels happy to see everyone smile, You know that you can do things, make it happen and know that you can, Everything will work out according to the plan, You have that strength of character in life, You have the will to face it all, In life every day is a test, You have the confidence to face the world. The slap The connection is unmistakable The feeling of the air pressure driving through to your cheek The sting The disbelief The redness The soreness The dread Being startled Not being aware The red mist Never again they said The apology for making them angry The fear for the next one Silence Love on the Dark Side I loved you from the start But manipulation was your art I gave you every part of me You made me believe we were meant to be And gradually become too blind to see You were slowly destroying me The occasional kindness is where it starts messing with your head Like the vicious words are somehow left unsaid And it must be love cos he did one thing Despite everything else he did leaving a sting This is the sad thing with abuse Once you have served your use Your chucked away But still you beg them to stay Confusion is your false illusion of a man you want to believe The one who promised he’d never leave Yet your left in a corner too numb to cry Lost in your own thoughts just wondering why Someone who should love you Can break you in two Then mock you for not being the person they once knew Even when the narcissist they turn out to be Made me lose my own identity Then one day he left, this time was for good It clicked two girls were watching me Who were my priority I couldn’t let them see another man destroy me When you move on that’s when the struggle begins They want to punish you for all of your sisns I hit some big lows and started to doubt There was anyone out there who could help me out Then a group called Triple R came A blessing in disguise I don’t know where I’d be if it wasn’t for these guys Healing is a process that does take some time To realise I’m not to blame And it’s ok to not be fine, But I’m finally starting to see it’s him and not me And no matter who I tried to be he could never love me My love I hope my love you will change one day You will see the errors in your ways I hope my love that you won’t hurt another like you did to me My love you were so brutal All I did was love you and you took that love and took away it’s soul My love I hope you have got clean And I hope you do actually want to change The kindest thing I did was to leave you Because your soul was so tainted I could not help My love. I didn’t see you as my love I saw you at the boss of my identity Because that was what you were My love I’m gutted to admit you knew what you were doing I spent so many years believing you didn’t and that was why My love you shall never be my love again As I foresaw my fate I nearly shook hands with the grim reaper trying to be yours That was my life ahead. Going out in a box because of those hands of yours My love I no longer loved you because your fear you ignited within my soul burned away I could have stayed longer if you hadn’t chosen to touch me I wish I could have stayed ignorant for longer, believed our futures were aligned and never had ended up where I am now. My love. My eyes became open to your brutal ways and I was no longer dreaming about a happy future As I lived in a nightmare daily My love. I wish this was all a delusion. I wish I could be with the man I thought you were And not have become a victim. My love. I realised I couldn’t be her anymore. My love you’ll never be him for me. You knew your ways and you enjoyed your forms of torture over me. You thrived through my miserable existence and you took who I was My love. I shall survive what you did and I shall bloom into that lady I was always meant to be. My love. You shall not define me. One day maybe you’ll be good. Maybe you’ll really love someone and not what they can just offer. Good bye my love. Good bye to who I dreamed you were. Goodbye to the rain. Goodbye to prison and most importantly goodbye to you, my love.