lesson learned

March 17, 2009
By misspahka BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
misspahka BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
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i lived with criticism
my entire life
i learned to be solemn
i loved to fight.
i lived with ridicule
because i wanted to be alone
i became shy, hostile
and strong.
i learned to be patient
to take my time,
i learned to speak throug my heart
my soul, my mind.
i obtained my confidence
to do as i pleased.
to be what i wanted, and be able
to succeed.
i instilled in faith, my savior
above all. for all i know,
he'd always catch me if i were
to fall.
i learned to love for the right
reasons not wrong. love has become
my life, my stride, and my song.

The author's comments:
growing up being mentally abused, writing became my niche. this is one of the first poems i ever wrote.

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