I wanted, I was, and now I am.

I wanted to be strong.

I wanted to be successful.

I wanted to be loved.

I wanted to be happy.

I wanted to be inspiring.

I wanted to be innocent.

I wanted to be noticed.

I wanted to be heard.

I wanted to be someone besides whom I thought I had become.

 

I didn’t want to be abused.

I didn’t want to be neglected.

I didn’t want to be torn of my innocence.

I didn’t want to argue with my father.

I didn’t want to cry daily.

I didn’t want to live.

I didn’t want to feel this way anymore because of things I couldn’t change from my past.

 

I am strong.

I am successful.

I am loved.

I am happy.

I am inspiring.

I am innocent.

I am noticed.

I am heard.

I am Hayley.

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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