Own Heart Smile
Clueless once as to which way to turn,
broken-hearted as her words began to burn.
Deep in me etching me forever and always,
so sure all I had to look forward to were dismal days.
Motionlessly I lay there and took what she gave,
unable to find the strength for my dignity to save.
Believed her cruel words that left me in pieces,
too blind to see all she'd created was creases.
So I iron them out and see that I am still whole,
not in smithereens from letting myself fall.
As my inner strength binds tight around me,
indicating to me the path to all that I can be.
Gallantly this path I skip as I abandon my fear,
learning to open up and that it's okay to shed a tear.
Yet no tears fall as I come to realise,
that the time I've spent crying has left me wise.
Now with all of my being I have love and self-respect,
my own light I am seeing as I now protect.
My heart, mind and soul from being abused,
no longer going to keep others amused.
A pushover no longer am I going to be,
for I know the true meaning of loving me for me.
To get to this place I've walked many a mile,
but sore feet are worth it when I see I make my OWN HEART SMILE!!!
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