I grew up….

No longer holding onto childish memories….

The fears once keeping me prisoner….

Disappear into nothing….

I grew up…

And I didn’t need him the way he wanted me to need him….

I grew up…

And he couldn’t let me go…

So…

There was a time…

A very dark time…

Where I thought it would have been better to die…

Than to live life under his reign…

Nothing flourished around him…

But that was a long time ago…

I’m no longer a helpless child…

No longer dependent…

No longer weak…

No longer running…

I have wounds but they will heal….

I have pain but it’s beautiful to feel….

I have a life of my own now…

And it is a world different from the one I once had….

The one I was held captive by my most trusted hero…my dad….

This time….

I have to be my own hero…

One imperfect and flawed and real and loving….

My own path….

My own way….

Because I have me….

At the beginning and end of every single day….

And I..

Am beginning to love her…

In more and more…

Breathtaking ways…

Posted by:Lauren Kim

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

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