Lesson Learned

Dear world, I wanted you to know

That I wasn’t the same like 5 years ago

I was a nerd that everyone bullied on

There was no one there to tell me to be strong

One day I decided to be everyone else

And that’s the day I regret not being myself

I started hanging with people I thought were my friends

Thinking the pain and bullying would end

Every time I went home, I would see my mother cry

I had hatred for my dad hoping he would die

My sisters didn’t understand what was going on

All they saw was my parents not getting along

The only way I could communicate with my dad was on the phone

No one understood my pain back then

As everyone told me “I’m still your friend”

As I got older I started to learn

Trust no one

Trust should be earned

This poem is about: 


Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741