Relationships are hard but worth the work you put in to keep them lasting when it’s right. Domestic violence plagues many who are in relationships, which is never a good thing, but it happens and it’s up to you to change directions. This is a collection of poems depicting the struggles we endure on this journey through relationships, some good, some bad, but none erasing the hope. Even when life becomes hard, with unexpected twists and turns, we accept those endeavors as though they were our due. Gaining understanding and moving us forward on a positive knowing, the key is to survive and get through, until we are strong enough to make the changes needed. We oblige whatever stream of life that comes our way, getting stronger as we learn to work around the hindrances that come, and a big part of that is, on occasion, we need to recognize the thing to do is run from the madness. Let the light that shines inside you begin to illuminate your way, guiding you to the beauty God had in store for you, even when it means you must walk away. Stay strong and decisive, because this does not need to happen, and if it is happening to you, peace be with you until you can get away.