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I’m Alive

I’m Alive

On breaking free from child abuse.


You tell me I am weak, but I know that I am strong.
You tell me I have failed, but I know that I have won.
You tell me I won’t get there, but I see the finish line.
You tell me I won’t reach my dreams; I know it just takes time.

You tell me I’m a loser, but I know I’m a success.
You tell me I’m unwilling, but I know that’s just a test.
You tell me I’m intolerant, I know that’s just for you.
You tell me that I’m wicked, but I know that isn’t true.

You tell me I am dumb, but I know that I am smart.
You tell me that it’s ugly, but I know that it is art.
You tell me I’m not good enough but I know that is wrong.
You tell I’m not truthful, but you’ve lied all along.

You say I’m unattractive, I know that I am beautiful.
You say that I’m a wimp; I know that I’m not movable.
You say that I’m a dreamer; I know who I could be.
You say that I am stubborn; I know I stick up for me.

You said that I was worthless, but what I’m worth you’ll never know.
You held command for all those years, but now I must let go.
You thought you’d always have control, but without you I will thrive.
You said I was as good as dead; only now am I alive.

October 27, 2013

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Visitor Comments: 11

(9) Anny Matar, November 16, 2013 11:49 AM

Forgiving but NEVER forgetting

Being a great-grandmother now the word CHILD ABUSE is written In capital letters. When I was a child this was an unknown accusation. Parents often beat their children and the punishment often unnecessarily harsh but it didn't have a name and, as it didn't have a name, it was accepted. How often did my peers come red eyed to school? Nearly every day. It was accepted in silence but it left a lifelong mark of insecurity. What was it? frustration? parent's insecurity? That I thought, will end one day. To my greatest regret it goes on and on and becomes worse and worse every year. Those who REALLY suffer are a "silent majority" they are afraid and ashamed to talk. Free -drug parties / sex by consent or abuse/ drinks were not known when I was young drink are such bitter part of the 21st century and does leave young people broken for ever, heartbreaking!! but the answer comes from inside "BREAKING FREE" by not doing all those mad things just live and enjoy real life without falling into the dark pit of the "point of no return" being left out in the cold ALONE!.
That is my prayer of this and every day!!

(8) Grandma Tamie, November 1, 2013 3:10 AM

Honor a mother and father that were and are still abusive? I

I too came from a mentally and physically abusive parents. I forgave my parent, however will not forget. Unfortunately my mother has passed and my father is still abusive. No one should out up with that. You cannot and should not honor parents like that. G-d will understand. Take care of yourself and stay away from them.

(7) Anonymous, October 28, 2013 12:05 AM

thank you so much!

Thank you for being brave enough to put this out there to give us chizuk. I hope I can be that strong one day.

(6) Anonymous, October 27, 2013 8:33 PM

Very well described speech of an abused person,at whatever age and by whomever. I really felt it.

(5) Maxens, October 27, 2013 8:16 PM

Words to keep in mind

That's inspiring. I've been a victim of child abuse and really could relate. It's the way a survivor should think, but it's hard to trust oneself, we have to work toward this! Best hopes to you and may one day no child or teenager have to live through this.

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