Please don’t tell me that I’m not strong enough to stand without you. Don’t judge my decisions. I choose to be different than I’m expected to be. You strip me down and leave me with nothing. You take away my strength. You make me feel insignificant. How do I give you that power? I vow to find my way back to who I was before you walked in my door. My friends have all abandoned me. My family no longer recognizes me. Heck, I know, I’ve lost my way. You’ve blinded me. The rage I feel is afraid to show itself to you. Your heavy hand keeps me on guard. Every day I promise myself it will be the last day you have the power. But all you have to do is raise your hand and I cower. I remain trapped in a sea of fear of your choosing. Where is my justice? When will my knight in shining armour come to save me? I can’t seem to find the strength to save myself.
By Felina Silver Robinson