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NOTE:  2014 03 12  00H50 EST  Lessons -



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I learned to fear

and navigate through

terror and violence


I learned to not trust

adults and not believe

they'd all keep me safe


I learned to walk on egg

shells around the twisted

minds my kin battled with


I learned to read well

the mood in a room to

avoid running into harm


I learned to erase myself

so to attract the least

attention in my direction


I learned to be quiet

'cause no one could do

anything anyway


I learned very early

that I wasn't important

to anyone; I didn't matter


I learned to destroy myself

'cause I believed as much

in my worth as they did


I learned to live dead

and away from anything

resembling who I am


In the end though,


I learned to climb out

of the pits of despair

and to stand before you


I learned the words,

how to fend off the pull,

and found I can walk


I learned there's more

to me than what's been

attempted to make of me


I learned it was all wrong

and out of my hands; the guilt

should've never been mine

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Written on 2021-07-10 at 13:55

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
There is a very attractive calm confidence in this poem.

Hans Bump
I like how you compartmentalized the way that you described your struggles but you presented yourself as a whole person who experienced them Hope that makes sense.

Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
Strong, subtle and complex musings of intense depth.
Salute my friend.

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
I am glad it has a good ending. Hugs.