Acceptance At Last


I was always the last person in line,
the last seat at the back of the classroom,
and the last person to speak.
Staying in the dark shadows, silent and invisible
where all are forced to be blinded
was my best chance of surviving.
The cruel and maleficent society around her
changed her.
They buried her true identity with their
ruthless ways and words because
she was not like them.
They spat out the filthy words:
different
hideous
strange
and weird
over and over again.
My insides ripped and shredded, but not forever.
Being unique and different is not as dreadful as
it once was to the old me.
I will not be crushed.
I refuse to be crushed.
Now, The darkness no longer
holds any power over her.
She, finally accepts being different.

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