Stop! I Already Know and I don’t Care.

Stop! I Already Know and I don’t Care.

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.

My point?

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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  1. Jo Elizabeth Pinto Reply
    April 19, 2023

    I love you, Patty, and I’m proud of everything you’ve become. You owe Donny absolutely nothing. Every time he crosses your mind, remember that. He may be part of your past, but he doesn’t have to be part of your future.

    1. I wouldn’t have him if he were plated in gold.
      It was just a hard blow realizing he was out and able to walk around anywhere he liked. Now, I’m used to the idea, have let people know and shown his picture around so people would know who he was if they happened to see a new person around the neighborhood. I am quite close to his old stomping ground and he does have friends near here, so I had to do that and I have to be a bit more careful but I do not have to let him take my power.
      Thanks bunches.

  2. Trish Hubschman Reply
    April 19, 2023

    I’m proud of you.

    1. Thanks Trish.

  3. Tasha Halpert Reply
    April 19, 2023

    GOOD FOR YOU TO EVOLVE AS YOU HAVE, AND GOOD FOR YOU TO LEAVE BEHIND WHAT NO LONGER NEEDS TO BE IN YOUR LIFE:IE, OLD BUSINESS. I have the greatest admiration for what you do and have accomplished, and I applaud your wonderful attitude. YAY Patty!!! Wishing you every joy, hugs, Tasha

    1. Hi Tasha, thanks so much for your support. You’re one of those who has been friends with me since the dark years. You hung in there and I’m glad.
      Thanks bunches.

      1. I’ve always seen the true you shining through. And you do the same, I know. Thanks for being you, all blessings, Tasha

        1. Yes, Tasha, we must try and see the sunshine in people. After all, it’s the darkness which makes the day seem so bright.

          1. Wise words, always. hugs, Tasha

          2. I cannot take credit for the quote. I heard it while listening to the reading of Wolves of the Calla Book Five of the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King.

          3. None the less, you spoke them and they reflect a wise attitude whether or not you originate them.

  4. True.
    Thanks again.

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