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I owe myself

Thank you to Annette for sharing her poem with us.


Nobody owes me anything

Because I know the people who hurt me will never say SORRY!!

They will never come to justice truly because my pain will never go away

They can never feel the hurt they placed inside of me, not only my body but my brain also, and my heart.

So the reason I owe myself is because I owe myself the time to grieve for what they have taken away from me.

I owe myself to forgive myself for allowing my abusers to cause so much pain, I panic!

I owe myself the time to know I am better than they are.

I owe myself the feeling of not feeling ashamed of who I am

I owe it to myself not to come down to their level and to comfort people in need, not hurt them.

But most of all I owe it to myself to be happy, to be free and to learn to trust, there are good people out there in this big wide world.

Most of all I owe it to myself to feel achievement and proud of who I am today!!

It has been a long journey, but we didn’t learn to walk or talk in one day.

It’s that first step to freedom, then it will become strides.

Be proud that you have taken the first step.

There are times you get hiccups, but everyone does,

Know who you are in life,

Just hold on, and fight for yourself to make your life happier and easier.

If I can do it, I’m sure you can.

Stand up for yourself when the time is right, be PROUD and STRONG

Always, always remember you were a victim, now you are a  survivor, stand proud!

You are the better person and always will be.

It will be good when you feel free again and alive, fight for you, for what you believe in.

Don’t let your dreams pass you by, you can live your dreams and be happy.

Remember that saying…turn a frown upside down,

A smile is contagious and a hug from someone genuine can make your day seem a little better!

Posted 2 May 2019

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