Without you I wouldn’t be the woman I became.
There is no longer anyone to tell me what to do.
Without you there is nobody to blame.
Finally I have to take responsibility for my life.
The bruises on my body have healed and I look fine.
Without you how could my black eyes shine?
The bruising in my heart remains true.
My pleas fell on deaf ears for without you there was nobody.
Now I can get on with my life for without you there is no crime.
There’s bruising all over, black and blue right through.
I tell everyone how I fell down the stairs.
Without you I get on with my life, not knowing when the internal pain will heal.
You always returned to me with a vengeance.
Each time I took you back not knowing any other way of life.
Without you I thought there was no life.
Now I see the reality of a new tomorrow.
Without you there is now renewed hope and a lot of light.
By Ms April Showers