You Do Not Define Me

I am not who I thought I was

Who I was raised to be

I was raised to walk with my head held high and my confidence even higher

I was raised to make sure my voice was louder than anybody’s in the room

I was raised to make sure that my dignity was kept at all times

I was raised to accept everyone for who they are

I was raised to need no validation in my life

But you, you

Did something to me

Made me different

You stripped me of my dignity

Silenced me

Made me your slave

And somehow, for some reason I obliged

Every time you came home drunk

Every punch you threw at my face

Every hand that went down my shirt and unhooked my bra

I thought it would be the last

I thought you loved me

I thought you wanted to see me grow

But instead you broke me

You kept me captive in a world of lies and assumption

You made me forget everything that I was taught

I was blinded your overwhelming love and affection

So I thought you were right for me

I left my family behind for you and you turn out like this

But it is over now

I am not going to take it anymore

You broke me

And hurt me

And beat me

And killed me

But now, I am stronger

You made me who I am and I am thankful for that

But please don’t think that I can’t rise up from the ruble

Don’t think that I can’t keep my head up straight and and put that crown back on my head

Because I am me

And no one can change that

Not even you

Just remember

You do not define me

 

6 Replies to “You Do Not Define Me”

    1. Aww, thank you so much for the support and encouragement. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to voice them. Thank you so much and please keep on reading.

  1. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Safari.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The layout look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Cheers

    1. Thank you so much for the heads up, I was in the process of formatting my site and trying to update it which is probably why that happened;however, if it does happen again please let me know so that I can fix it.

  2. Long time reader, first time commenter — so, thought I’d drop a comment..
    — and at the same time ask for a favor.

    Your wordpress site is very simplistic – hope you don’t mind me asking what theme you’re using?
    (and don’t mind if I steal it? :P)

    I just launched my small businesses site –also built in wordpress like
    yours– but the theme slows (!) the site down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate any
    feedback)

    Keep up the good work– and take care of yourself during the coronavirus scare!

    ~Justin

    1. Thank you so much. I am very glad you enjoy my blog. The theme I am using is called twenty seven and of course you can use it too. It is a generic and free theme on WordPress.
      Once again, thank you and sorry for the late reply.

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