Because of You

To the person I tried to look up to,

Because of you

I learned the meaning of hate,

But not why you hated me.


Because of you,

I realized things you owned

Were more irreplaceable

Than the daughter who tried her hardest to please you.


Because of you,

I found out that

Your decade old problems

Were more important than any problem I’ll ever have.


Because of you,

I forgot the meaning

Of being homesick,

Because a home is where you feel safe.


Because of you,

I’d rather be sitting alone

In the middle of nowhere

Than to be in your presence.



Because of you

I forgot what love feels like,

But I know how awful words can hurt.


This poem is about: 
My family


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