I Raised Me to be a Strong Girl
You said you raised me to be a strong girl,
Citing my accomplishments,
My strengths, my talents, my wit
Did you realize I broke under your fists,
You turned me to shrapnel with your palms
I grew resilient
Like a tree I simply planted my roots firmly in the ground
So you can’t cut me down or knock me over
I was, am, a strong girl
not by nature, but by lack of nurture.
I raised me to be a strong girl.