Life is short, but life has offerings.
So many offerings, that so many don’t learn to take.
From a young age I was offered beauty and pain.
The pain wasn’t a choice, but the beauty was.
I went through the pain.
The pain of having peers push me around.
Feeling unwanted and unworthy of life.
The pain of having a crummy, slimy father.
He spoke words of malice.
We left him behind.
So many dark days I was given.
I would not be a victim.
I fought for the bright days.
With perseverance I received the beauty from the pain.
I learned love trumps hate.
I regained my worth.
I became an advocate by living honest.
I try to show others the beauty.
Because life is beauty.
Life is awesome.