There I Stand

I use to take a lot of pictures with my back turned,
I thought I'd get more attention that way
, since people loved to stab me while I was positioned like this.
I use to stand with my back turned
because that is the only time I could hear
the whispers of how people really felt.
I use to stand like this because within
time I didn't know how to love myself
so I hid my face so the hurt that
revealed would be concealed with
the arch of my back distracted by my tattoos.
I stayed standing just like this with
my back faced to the world why
because as a little girl misunderstood
i'd glance up reaching for a hand
but first reactions were a foot step
forward back leg to follow and within
time my heart became hollow.
So I did what people taught me best
stood tall with my back turned.

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