A LETTER TO MY GRANDFATHER

I hurt because of youThe pain I felt when you hurt meThe anger that followed what you didI could never understand why you did these things to meI was 12, Just beginning lifeAnd you took it from meHow is this fair to me??I hurt everyday because you raped meThe pain of knowing you killed the little girl I was and the woman I was meant to grow up and beThe anger will never leave menow that its instilled into my everyday lifeI may never be the same because of youWhat sort of sick attraction could one grown man have for a 12 year old little girlI can never forget what you've done to meand to think I could never forgive you for what you've done to me and put me and my family throughBut that has changed for meI forgive you for what you've doneYou couldn't help that you were sick in the headBut you'll get what you deserve in the endI can't control what happens to you when you pass on but I can promise youThe pain, hurt, and anger will all leave me one dayWhen I'm at peace with myself and the decisions I've made along this timeI'm going to grow up and mature and be the best of what I can beI don't regret what you've done to meI want to thank youFrom everything that has happened, I can now help other young girls who are going through what I went throughI'm taking this experienceand using it to my advantageIf it wasn't for what you did to me 8 years agoI wouldn't be the hard-working, determined leader I am todaySo thank you for showing meI'm going to make itSince you won't

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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