It’s Not Your Fault, But It Is
i often think about
who hurt you.
your sky blue eyes,
what did they see?
do you associate love with pain?
Society fed upon whatever twisted your mind
but you decided to knock me unconscious
The needs behind your feelings weren’t met but
You still did something that made my ass hurt the next day
My power stripped down with each button
11 years of safety
Washed down the drain with my blood
I want to tell that little boy it’s not his fault
But it is.
My mind can’t recall but my body does
Risen and escorted through a scene in your play
Successful in sequestering my voice
How many trophies sit on your mantle? We’re not women, we’re to be
won and hung
I saw your roommate and wonder if he got piece of this object
label, compare, demand
i don’t want to be a victim.
Shame. Conflict. Bad Girl.
i’m not strong enough to
i would be
confused & dazed
i don’t know how to process what happened
so i won’t.
It’s not my fault
But it is
My voice is back
No longer wrapped up in a world of right and wrong
-Leading to both your aggression and mine
We always have a choice
You used to be the reason
I was weak
You’re now the reason I feel so strong
Relearning and practicing how i want to
place myself in this world
It’s not only my hope
I forgive you. I feel
Stand beside me
Heal with me, please
The world needs you whole.
Pay attention to your
It’s mine too. we are One
by Byron Katie