Thank You

March 13, 2009
By Evandra_Asamen SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
Evandra_Asamen SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
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Thank you
You broke me
You crushed me
You smashed and tore me
You shook and burned me
You ignored me
You tormented me
You hurt me
You betrayed me
Thank you

Because you broke me
You smashed me
You crushed me
Because you burned me and threw the ashes to the wind
I got to remake myself
Thank you
Because of you,
I changed
Thank you

You excluded me
Thank you
I try to include everyone
You ignored me
Thank you
I try to see everyone
You betrayed me
Thank you
I try to be a loyal friend

You made fun, mocked, teased
Thank you
I try to stand up for others
You shut me in the dark
Thank you
I try to provide light for others
You hurt me
Thank you
I try to help others heal

You made me cry
Thank you
Now I never cry
You took advantage of my vulnerability
Thank you
I have a shell now, three-inch thick armor
You silenced me and made me feel worthless
Thank you
No I know my voice, I speak my mind
You made me grovel and beg
Thank you
Now I can hold myself like a queen

You smashed me
You crushed me
You hunted and broke me
Thank you
I had to reassemble myself from the pieces remaining
I think I did pretty well
But most of all, you scarred me
Thank you
Thank you for leaving a scar
A constant reminder of what I don't want to be

The author's comments:
For years, I have struggled to reconcile myself to the torture I felt that year. Just because I was only six doesn't lesson the pain. If anything, the pain I felt then, the pain that is burned into my memories, has been increased because of my sudden loss of innocence. The pain truly made me who I am now, who I try to be.

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