I am a victim.
I am a victim of my own mind.
I hold myself captive.
I am also my own abuser.
For years I have abused myself
into being the victim of my own mind.
I cannot blame everyone around me
when I am also one to blame.
Today, today I choose to no longer
abuse myself or play the victim.
Today I decide to be the hero and
the survivor. I will pull myself out
of the hell I trapped myself in. No longer
will I shame, blame, or hurt myself with
the words or actions of myself and others.
I will rise from the ashes I thought I would die in.
I will no longer wear my past as shame,
but as a coat of armor that is sown with the lessons I learned.
No more will I let labels define me or my future.
I choose the path I want.
I will tear the darkness away
to reveal the wings of a warrior, because today,
I choose to be a survivor.