I Know You

I know you.
Your mother was abusive.
Your father left for another family.
But still they are not responsible for your happiness.

I know you.
Your sister was drug addicted.
Your brother molested you.
But still they are not the reason you cannot smile.

I know you.
Your stepmother ignored you.
Your stepfather mistreated you.
But still you cannot blame them for your sad circumstances.

Love your self.
You are not an abused daughter.
You are not an abandoned child.

Know your self.
You are not your sister’s illness.
You are not your brother’s problems.

Know your worth.
You are not an unimportant stepdaughter.
You are not your stepfather’s rage.

You can become responsible for your own happiness.

©2015 kegarland. All Rights Reserved.

17 thoughts on “I Know You

  1. I read your poem on another blog but had to stop by to tell you how inspired I am by it. So many people need the message that they don’t have to be defined by their circumstances.

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    1. lol – post it on your social media page…it was difficult writing this one because I was thinking of specific people so I had to shift some situations around to protect anonymity 😉


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