if i stay here like this…who would i be? and can i live with it? “enough” is a decision, a testimony, a question. It's my story because I know one thing…
when she gets her “wake me”, everything starts changing
i exposed myself today.
There's something about the first one…
And when it comes to poetry about abusive relationships that I ever wrote. And even though it’s contained in the lines of a poem, there’s something raw about the message. And sometimes it just hits me differently, and it hit different this year at Break Every Chain 2022.
I’m just glad that there’s this record… of hope. Here’s why…
I wrote it down because I always want to remember that I walked through that journey. Not just to it. But kept right on moving, and came out on the other side ~ blessed, somehow, instead of still broken.
Inspired by David I remember what he said,
even when the way goes through Death Valley, I am not afraid when you walk at my side.”Psalm 23:4 MSSG
I love this prayer. It shows this intimate conversation that David had with God. And it reminds me that I can have these types of conversations too. So, I smile when that verse crosses my mind, because I've learned that it wasn’t positivity that saved him in Death Valley. And it wasn’t good vibes that saved me in Domestic Violence.
It was a relentless focus on what God says about me. A reminder that even though the journey might walk me right into my own “Death Valley” that I get to choose to keep moving through.
So, what about you? Just…
Don't get stuck in yesterday. Keep moving through it, because there is a better life on the other side of it.”Jamillah Warner
why poetry about abusive relationships?
Life is real. It's not always sugar prayers and lullabies (though I do love when it is). But real life is a whole journey filled with death valleys and sunrises as well as pain and promises. And when we choose to acknowledge ALL of it, to learn from ALL of it, then our victories become sweeter because we overcome and embrace ALL of it.
If you haven't already, then go ahead and have a listen to “enough.” This is one of the poems from the wake me poetry book. In it I use poetry about abusive relationships (the one I came out of) as well as poetry and prayer to expose what my own wake me moment looked and felt like. And I hope it helps you remember your own wake me moments.
my prayer for you
As you deal with the pain in your own life, whether it's fighting for joy or overcoming an abusive relationship or handling grief, I pray that you find hope and healing. And that you never build another home inside your pain. And even through grief is a part of life, may you always remember that it doesn’t have the automatic right to steal your identity. You are more than your worst moments.
So this poetry about abusive relationships is just one season from my past. One step in my journey from loss to love. And I've noticed it begins with how you see yourself.
Remember, who you are…
You are more than pain. More than abuse. More than your yesterdays. AND so much more than some toxic relationship. You’re designed for ❤️ love”hotPrayers & Poetry