Cover me in bandaids and you will never see.  The girl before you is fighting to be.  Stop protecting me and you will see.  The girl before you is ready to be.  I am strong, healing every day.  I've grown up, in my own way.  I am not you, I am only me.  Only me I will stay.

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This poem is about my relationship with my mom.  How its changed over the years and how it is changing now that I am getting ready to go away to college.

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