Acknowledgment

Every name you called me, gave me my name today
Every cruel word you spoke, helped me on my way

My wit, my charms, my verbal arms; I have them because you
Made me feel I had to find, a mask, to make me new

All those times I trod in fear, make me fearless now
And all the pain you gave me, became a part of how

Each cold sweat, and all the tears, and every drop of blood
Became the flood which flushed the bad, and left me with the good

Delicious to look back now, as who I am today
Is down, in full, I quite believe, to back then, yesterday

Out the city walls I went, you pushed me, I resolved
To punish you by living here, in riches yet untold

Of beauty, of truth, of purpose – and love
You pushed me down beneath, but I looked up to above

Every pretty thing I have, is part of your denial
And what a special joy it is, to think on this, and smile

Revenge, revenge! Is living well, or so the saying says
I say serve it warm, and just, just think of all the ways

You made a frightened child, the girl you see today
A person whom, to dominate, there simply is no way

So this is my acknowledgment, told straight from the heart
That every day I think of you, and feel pleased for your part

’Cause every time you hurt me, we grew less alike it’s true
And every time I think of it, I want to say, thank you

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2 thoughts on “Acknowledgment

  1. michelle1308 says:

    Thank you for posting this it is so true and absolutely brilliant, I can relate to every word but

    ‘ You made a frightened child, the girl you see today
    A person whom, to dominate, there simply is no way’

    Especially rang true.

    From the heart thank you,

    Michelle x

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