Monday, December 19, 2011


I am a survivor.

I have been told to-
keep quiet,
be sweet,

be a good girl.

Never talk about the past

as if the silence
would make it disappear.

You can’t stop me

from speaking the truth-
it is mine to tell.

After all these years,
after all this pain,
after all that has changed,

I refuse to be quiet,
refuse to be sweet-
I can handle the truth.

It makes me who I am today-
stronger, wiser, kinder and

a good girl turned into
a fighter.