Saw a vision of you once again
standing before me with a sickened smile
inducing torment with equal pain
impossible to ignore you or run away.
Still remaining your unwilling slave
cannot drown out your bitter signal
your actions still dictate how I behave
even though it was three decades past.
Can I ever be free from you?
How much longer must I suffer?
Vile memories keep seeping through,
rendering me so worthless.
Counting the scars on my skin
these ugly jagged reminders
I promise to never let you win
so repeats the never-ending cycle.