Their Hurt is Not Your Decision to Make

Brooke Shaden
Brooke Shaden

Deciding how hurt
someone is allowed to be
with your behaviour
towards them
is the emotional
equivalent of

drowning someone
and deciding
how loud
they are allowed
to scream

setting someone on fire
and deciding
how much of a mess
their ashes are allowed
to make

stabbing someone
and deciding
how much
they are allowed
to bleed.

You do not get to
destroy someone
and decide how ruined
they are allowed
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