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The Things I Did



See my face, forget my name

Hear me say what's wrong

See my suffering as a game

Dismiss once I'm gone

Ask me questions, play the fool

Feign your innocence

Act as if you don't know why

I've done the things I did

You heard me talk, but didn't care

Then called my truth a lie

Ignored my time spent in that chair

Expected me to cry

You wanted power at my expense

Demanded my respect

You hated me for standing firm

Attempted to arrest

And when you failed, you tried again

But saw that I was strong

And so you worked with other liars

To paint me in the wrong

See my face, forget my name

Hear me say what's wrong

See my suffering as a game

Dismiss once I'm gone

Ask me questions, play the fool

Feign your innocence

Act as if you don't know why

I've done the things I did

You heard me talk, but didn't care

Then twisted all the facts

Invented rumors you knew weren't true

Because they paid in cash

You let the build up go unseen

You blamed me for the act

My emails sent, you hit delete

You joined the crooked path

With time, it all became a norm

My presence did persist

I couldn't live the way I hoped

So I chose to exist

Recording all your acts and words

Persuading me to stop

Thus leaving me to right the wrongs

The job that you forgot


See my face, forget my name

Hear me say what's wrong

See my suffering as a game

Dismiss once I'm gone

Ask me questions, play the fool

Feign your innocence

Act as if you don't know why

I've done the things I did


I talked to teachers and told police

I filled out the reports

I kept my composure

Wrote out statements about their wicked works

Took photos when they trashed my car

Filmed incidents they started

Made note of all the lies they spread

While inside, my heart hardened

I talked to parents about their kids

And waited for results

Suggestions from me were ignored

Exchanged for new insults

I didn't care what strangers said

Their words would come and go

The acts that followed, grouped together

Let their true selves show


See my face, forget my name

Hear me say what's wrong

See my suffering as a game

Dismiss once I'm gone

Ask me questions, play the fool

Feign your innocence

Act as if you don't know why

I've done the things I did


I gave fair warning

Told the truth

Let them talk

Showed them proof

Walked away

Didn't flinch

Used the system

Dodged the hits

All these things, they laughed and mocked

Thinking I would have to stop

Instead, I spent my days and nights

Fixed on ways to make things right


See my face, forget my name

Hear me say what's wrong

See my suffering as a game

Dismiss once I'm gone

Ask me questions, play the fool

Feign your innocence

Act as if you don't know why

I've done the things I did



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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

This piece reminded me of an experience I had in a relationship with a narcissist. What a roller coaster ride. So glad I got off of it.

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