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Your perception of me

Defineher 1991 (Steubenville)

I've bathed in agony for many years.
Lathering myself with misery and rinsing with the lingering shame.
I've cried endless tears. Alone.
Drowning inside my inner pain.
I've taken abuse from boys to men.
Used drugs to shield me from the thunder and rain.
Been burned by the sweet taste of sin.
No matter the price I pay with shame.
I've been scarred deep with my truth.
Used abused and reprimanded.
Taken advantage of in my youth.
I had no choice please understand it.
I am not whole.
I am not who I wanted to be.
So before you judge who i am please get to know me.

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Written on October 07, 2021

Submitted by bernadettemiller22 on October 11, 2021

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