I Am An Overcomer

I am a child

Who needs toys, to know she’s loved, coloring books

Who loves her mom and dad, school, baby dolls

Who sees stickers, scraped knees, birthday parties

Who fears spiders, heights, time out

Who dreams of becoming a princess

I am joyful

 

I am a teenager

Who needs a hug, a razor blade, a rope

Who loves the feeling of pain, not being home, death

Who sees permanent lines in my skin, parents fighting, black

Who fears rejection, judgment, broken homes

Who dreams of a world without divorce

I am depressed

 

I am an adult

Who has love, a home, a future

Who loves her family, her job, life

Who sees success, blue skies, happiness

Who fears failing as a parent, not being around for her kids, spiders

Who dreams of growing old

I am an overcomer

This poem is about: 
Me

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