Dad,

You hurt me…

You watched me cry….

But my tears never reached you…

And my pain never touched you…

And my heart never healed from you….

I waited forever for you to see…

Truly see the damage of what you did….

To feel the weight of the nightmares you created for me….

But you turned away…

You turned away….

And I had to fight away your monsters….

And I had to heal your scars….

And I had to detox from your poisons…

And I had to escape your prisons….

But there’s a silver lining to this story….

Where the pain became my sanctuary…

Because after the storm…

When I finally sat long enough to hear my pain and feel the tears….

You completely disappeared….

And all I was left with was….

Me.

So I gathered my tears….

And I embraced openly my darkest fears….

And I gently kissed my wounds….

Until….

You faded away….

And all I could see was my own reflection….

 

 

Posted by:Lauren Kim

🦋 I write my own stories, breathing in life & love by my heart's endless daydreams.

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