Threatened No More

“Get out you whore,” I hear piercing through my peace.

The lies I hear are no less painful than I feared

Night after night came where I could only fight or flight

Never was I alone from the towering future of not having a home.

This is the reality I live in where who I am keeps me hidden

Love is a burden to which I have never been certain

But I am who I am and that will never change again.

 

The words you say will never again keep my smile at bay.

Try as you might the truth of me will keep myself in flight

I will love who I love and you will never get rid of.

My life is mine and I will continue to thrive

For I am who I am and that will never change again.

 

You are no longer going make me hurt nor make me anger.

I have thrived from the little girl who I was inside.

I have grown from the scared girl who you crushed under your thrown.

I am free from your shadow and no longer shall I follow.

Your dictatorship over me has ended, so no longer shall you bother.

Because now I know that I am who I am and that will never change again 

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community

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