Saturday, 19 January 2013

I Am Me

I am me,
The girl you see
Reflected in life’s waters,
Tossed aside on stormy seas,
To sail alone in the darkness.

I am me,
The girl inside,
Trapped in the darkness
Of distant memories,
As I slowly walk
Through childhood dreams
And whispers of memories
From long ago.

I am me,
Abused, neglected
By the brutal hands
Of an uncaring man.
I called him “Dad”,
Yet he was no father of mine.

He tortured me in body,
He tortured me in mind,
Shattering my hopes and dreams
As they lay bruised and battered
Upon a stone-cold floor.

I am me,
The girl you see
Reflected in the eyes of fate,
Cast aside on a bloodless battlefield.
I am scarred,
Yet I must go on.

I am me,
Born in a city where ships were made,
Where friendships were forged
from steel and coal,
Where life is hard,
Yet we stand together,
United as one.

Life has been hard,
Yet here I stand,
Tall and proud
Against the perils
Of a darkened land.

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