Dear adult me,

I wish you could forget the pain I suffered

I wish you did not feel responsible for the monster touched

I wish the burden of shame was not yours to bear

I wish our childhood was full of laughter and joy

I wish we got to experience the innocence of being a child with love.

I’m sorry you had to go through the journey of questioning why weren’t you good enough to be love

The answers may never come,

I know you will get judge with “what’s wrong with her.” Why is she that way?

But know that I know what happened to you and understand.

My hope is that you will find a way to love YOU and that will be enough.

My hope is that in spite of our beginning, you will find the courage to create a path that will give you peace, I hope you discover the powerful YOU, so you can heal the broken little girl Inside.

©2022 Micheline Jean Louis

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