Inside the Mind of a Bastard Child

March 27, 2011
By Marieweibel BRONZE, State College, Pennsylvania
Marieweibel BRONZE, State College, Pennsylvania
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Even a bastard child can raise above the rest to become something great. I was born into a family of drug addicts, and alcoholics. My mother had so many lovers that she could not tell me who my father was, and when she deiced not to raise me she left me with my older sister Rachael's dad. Rachael's dad was a physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive man who used to refer to me as Bastard.

When my father passed when I was nine I was horrified finding his dead body in our hotel room. However his death marked my journey to becoming a women redeemed by salvation and freed from the labels I had placed upon myself. I lived in two half-way houses, and four family before the fifth on adopted me when I was fourteen. I struggled through my school years bullied and alone until a suicide attempt brought me face to face with the question, “Why am I here?”


Inside the Mind of a Bastard Child

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on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:03 am
Marieweibel BRONZE, State College, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 6 comments
Thank you all for your support, it means so very much to me. You are helping me to accomplish two very big dreams of mine. The first and least important, is to make a mark in the litature world so I might become a fiction writter some day without the poetry edge. The second and much greater dream, that this story will be told so that the lost, broken, and alone can find a hope and know how very important their life is.

Tina said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 4:12 pm
***** five stars is what I pressed and only four came up!! What an amazing piece of honesty Marie...i think it's the hardest thing we humans can do, be honest with ourselves and with are an extremely talented and brave young woman and I am so proud to know you. 

SamBach said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 12:05 pm
Wow, you really are an amazing writer. Rachael has told me you were very good, but I never imagined. You should keep writing. Thanks for sharing so much.

srg11 said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 10:14 am
you are a beautiful person and a superb writer!!

MaryAnne said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 9:58 am
A true tale of survival.  Thank you for your brutal and painful honesty.  God bless you.  

MRKE said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 12:41 am
What an inspirational story.  Such amazing words from such a strong, young woman.

Lizzie said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 11:06 pm
Incredible! What a great lesson in the strength of the human spirit. Bravo! I tried to rate it 5 stars, but had a technical glitch only three showed up. *****

momo said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 9:56 pm
So brave, so sad! What a stong girl. I want to read the rest! Great style.

tinkerestes said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 8:03 pm
Brillant and honest!  Unnerving and yet, needing to be heard.  Thank you Marie for an amazing story told from your heart. 

brookish said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 6:27 pm
As a writer myself, I think it is precisely these stories that most need to be heard and available to kids out there who need to know they are not alone and it can get better. This is an important book from an important new voice.

kjamie said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 6:04 pm
Your strength and honesty are humbling.  You are an inspiration to us all.  Continue your passion of writing!

finkster said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 5:42 pm
So incredibly moving and heartfelt. Your words will move and help and serve many. Keep up your fabulous energy, wonderful way with words, reach for your dreams are going places!!!

fyakym said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 10:28 am
Where can I get this and read it by a hard copy?! I am so proud (I am Rachael's friend from Indiana). I have only read a short bit so far, but cannot wait to read more! Thank you for the encouragement! I am speechless!

timshutes said...
on Apr. 14 2011 at 8:56 am
Way to go Marie - we're so proud of you!  what incredibly honest and bold writing.

Miss B said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 10:50 pm
Hey, Marie.  Your writing is honest, piercing, unforgettable - just like you are. I am proud to be your friend, and will forever be.  Much love to you and Rachael.

jane said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 9:57 pm
this is such a brave and brutal account of your past. the writing style is unique, captivating, and extremely well done. this is a brilliant accomplishment and something to be very proud of! 

SarahJ said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 7:32 pm
Your writing is very moving, Marie. I love how you share your story through poetry. Keep writing!

Opus said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 6:46 pm

Terriffic and powerful Marie! I was so moved by your expressions and the flow of your pen!

I always knew you were a gifted writer and one day your story would be brave!

You are an amazing being and I am incredibly proud of you!  I love you dearly, am inspired by you, and am incredibly grateful grateful for knowing you.. you are on to greatness!

Coalin said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 6:26 pm
Such a powerful real life story. I really enjoyed this piece! 

BritinSB said...
on Apr. 13 2011 at 6:05 pm
What an amazing, courageous person and beautiful person Marie is for sharing her life story with us. This book will be an inspiration to the young and the old and everyone inbetween.

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