Stop! I Already Know and I don’t Care.
By Patty L. Fletcher
In the last week and half, I’ve run into or heard from at least six people from mine and my EX-Donnie’s past. People, some I liked, some I didn’t ever want to hear from again. Why? You ask, are all these people I’ve not heard from in half a decade or more coming out of the woodwork? Because, they all have juicy news to share.
What do they want to tell me? Something I already know. Now, I’ve got a message for All_ You_
I am aware and I don’t care!
Donnie, my EX_ is now out of prison. He’s done his time, though I’m doubtful of his ever fully paying for his crimes.
Stop! I already know.
I have no desire whatsoever to ever see Donnie again.
Those of you with children, keep them close. He is a predator of the most revolting kind.
I’m disgusted that I lived with him in my life for all those years and didn’t know. I’m even more disgusted that I tried for so long to believe he couldn’t have done those things. He did and for many years I loathed the very thoughts of myself for being so stupid. For wanting with everything within me to believe he couldn’t have done those hideous things. For allowing him to abuse me emotionally and at times physically.
I’ve overcome those things. I have no desire to fall back into that hole. Yet for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing just that.
Well, no more. I have worked extremely hard to become a new person. Someone I’m decently proud of. I’m not perfect and though there are some who will have me no other way than to try and make me exactly what they feel I should be and who will not have me if I do not go along with all they say, do or believe I am who and what I am. I have a decent life; all be it a meager existence. It is my existence; I may occasionally need a bit of help from someone to get something done Etc. But my life is mine. I owe no one now. I am my own person, and nobody can take that away from me.
Someone advised me, a few days ago, “Don’t let him take your power?” They were right. So, I’m making this statement loud and clear.
If you’ve got nothing more to say to me than to tell me that scum is walking around free and breathing, save it! Stop! I already know and I don’t care.
About Patty L. Fletcher
Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.
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