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Who Do They Think They Are?

By Carol TownendPublished 27 days ago 1 min read
Photo by Timon Studler on Unsplash

They tell me who to be,

They never let me be me.

They try to speak in my voice

They never let me make a choice.

They accused me of telling lies,

At a time when I wanted to die;

They never heard me cry.

They abandoned me!

At a time when I needed them most;

They left me, lost in my own tears,

For over twenty years.

And now.

They come to me,

Begging me to be there,

But when I needed them most,

They never showed me they cared!

They wonder why I walked away,

Why I took a different path;

Why I won't shed a tear,

For all of those lost years.

They don't seem to understand,

My life is better without them;

I have taken a different turn,

To reach those goals I yearn.

They don't like me building a new life,

Free from their pain and strife.

But this path I must travel,

And let my light shine,

Guiding me to the beauty that is mine.

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About the Creator

Carol Townend

Fiction, Horror, Sex, Love, Mental Health, Children's fiction and more. You'll find many stories in my profile. I don't believe in sticking with one Niche! I write, but I also read a lot too.

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