The Me That Once Was

April 22, 2011
By Black_Veil_Bridesmaid GOLD, Frisco, Texas
Black_Veil_Bridesmaid GOLD, Frisco, Texas
10 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sui.icide is not cowardly. What is cowardly is making somebody hurt so much they want to kill themselves." Ashley Purdy
"Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy bacon, and thats pretty much the same thing." Andy Biersack
"Your not alone" Andy B


Once upon a time, there was a little girl name Livvy Lee Me. She was smiling child, who felt like the world was her friend and like nothing could touch her. She thought she was powerful and mighty, like nobody would really want to make her cry.
This little girl lived in an orphanage in Michigan. It was dirty, and mice would crawl around, but she didn’t care. She made friends with the mice and bugs, because they wouldn’t hurt her- she was too powerful.
Then one day a couple came and took her home. She was so happy to have a family!! She smiled wider and more often, because she belonged.
One day they took her to big girl school, a place that they called “daycare.” She loved it there, and she grew happier and happier.
Night fell, and still she stayed. All the other boys and girls got picked up by their mommies and daddies, but Livvy Lee Me stayed. Finally men in suits came and took her to stranger’s houses. These people were named Foster Mom and Foster Dad.
Livvy Lee Me cried that night, alone in her room. She felt abandoned by her mommy and her daddy. The next morning, the men in suits came again and took her to another home.
The men in suits always came back. Sometimes the Foster mommy or the Foster Daddy would hurt Livvy Lee Me and the men in suits would get her from the hospital. She grew sad, and told herself that she would never again let people in. It hurt too much- they hurt too much.

When Livvy Lee Me got older, she would sit in bed at night and cry herself to sleep. Life was so unfair to her! Why couldn’t it happen to some other kid? She never did anything to hurt anyone!

Livvy Lee Me was sad, even when she got a shiny new family. In high school, the other kids called her a freak, a misfit, and tore her down. She pretended not to care. She always pretended not to care.

Life goes on for Livvy Lee Me, better known as Olivia Russo, author of this story. She hopes that one day people will stop judging and start accepting her. After all, a tiny girl named Livvy Lee Me fought a battle day by day, and now, she is tired of fighting. All the Livvy Lee Me’s of the world are.

The author's comments:
My life has been full of challenges, so many I can no longer count them all. I just want people to see how much it hurts- how much I hurt. I am tired of running and hiding, but I can't stop my tormenters- they need to stop themselves. That is why I wrote this- so that they cvan realize that you never know who you are hurting.

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on Apr. 2 2012 at 5:15 pm
Andrea Witte SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
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wow olivia this is written beautifully and dont worry i dont judge you!

on Mar. 20 2012 at 6:25 pm
Black_Veil_Bridesmaid GOLD, Frisco, Texas
10 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sui.icide is not cowardly. What is cowardly is making somebody hurt so much they want to kill themselves." Ashley Purdy
"Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy bacon, and thats pretty much the same thing." Andy Biersack
"Your not alone" Andy B

I actually still do believe in fairy tales- or at least, the ideas that fairy tales represent- innocence, overcoming, all of that. Thanks for the comment! :D

on Mar. 20 2012 at 6:24 pm
Black_Veil_Bridesmaid GOLD, Frisco, Texas
10 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sui.icide is not cowardly. What is cowardly is making somebody hurt so much they want to kill themselves." Ashley Purdy
"Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy bacon, and thats pretty much the same thing." Andy Biersack
"Your not alone" Andy B

Thank you for the comment, I don't remember writing this... sad, huh? Probably wrote it whilst angry or sad... never remember those...

on Sep. 2 2011 at 10:43 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1985 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

Oh Gosh man, I'm gonna cry.. *hugs*

*breathes out* Im not sure what to say... I'm sorry first of all... and dont let others tear u down, they dont kno you, but understand that because they don't know you, you cant let them mess with ur head.... (dont just hurt them back... you have to stand strong <3

btw, you worded this beautifully. its very raw  n emotional


on Aug. 31 2011 at 5:32 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

chile=child

on Aug. 31 2011 at 5:32 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Beautifully, heart-breakingly written, and in such a unique and different way too, from the point of view belonging to a chile who, maybe, still believes in fairytales after all she has been through.




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