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Today Tomorrow And Yesterday


I can't read traumatic things  
  Or listen to certain songs I once loved  
Or go to some places I enjoyed  
     Because the people I held close stained them  
And left the same bruises on me as they did those memories  
   It's hard to forget  
Or move on  
    More so to forgive  
One abused me  
One raped me  
One hit me  
One lied to me  
One lied about me  
One cheated  
One disrespected me  
All was one too many.  
And I may never understand why it had to happen that way.  
Or why I needed to endure it.  
      If there was any reason at all-  
One loved me  
One cherished me  
One said I was important  
One made me feel it  
One helped me heal  
One showed me kindness  
   One sometimes needed to be me  
Alone isn't always bad. We are our own worst critics.  
Take it slow  
   Cry if you need too  
  Scream if you want  
      But you don't need to hurt yourself...when everyone else has.  
-Be kind to yourself-  
Written by soullessexpression (I.L)
Author's Note
I recently met someone who showed me that not everyone is out to leave a mark and that its ok to ask for help. I owe it to myself and to him. My thanks.
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