You did not lose the fight
I wore a smile that did not belong to me
A disguise for my brokenness and pain,
Although I smile, I wanted to fall apart
Never knowing if I’ll survive this again.
There were others stalking me and my life
Their attempts are trying to destroy me,
I wanted to laugh in the eyes of them all
But another part of me wished to flee.
Instead I decided to quietly walk away
And fight off my own self destruction,
The ring of truth was highlighted to me
I could become their biggest obstruction.
Really, who could destroy me; but me
I will never give them the satisfaction,
Or the pleasure of killing my self love
They’d soon weary of the attraction.
But if they didn’t, they need to watch out
As I will not go down easy, without a fight,
This is my life they are playing games with
And will soon realise that is not their right.
I soon learned, as a very young child
That I had to fight my way through life,
I fought battles, even as a little one
Tolerating words that cut like a knife.
I never imagined I’d become a survivor
Of untold horrors I’ve lived through,
At times too young to understand
Traumatic times where I withdrew.
So if you ever find me fighting free
In a field of lightening bolts and fire,
Please take me home, brush me off
Telling me once more, “I am a survivor.”Recommended1 Simily SnapPublished in