Once Held Down, Not Anymore

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Once Held Down, Not Anymore

Crying, feeling so defeated,
So lost,
You thought you had won,
And, for so long,
I thought so too,

But, somehow, I got up,
I found strength in God,
I found wisdom in friends,
And, in the end,
I found myself,

Head held up high,
No longer letting your words defeat me,
Your cruelty no longer holds power,
I believe in myself,
As a mother, a friend, and person,

Say what you want,
You can't take away my worth,
The sword of hurt you once swung at me,
Has gotten to heavy for you,
And, now it lay there at your feet,

It took me a long time to get where I'm at,
For so long, I made excuses,
For so long, you were right,
I was weak,
But, not anymore.

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The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

CarissaMarie’s Poems (27)

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Standing Uneasily Still 0
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Forever Connected 0
Once Held Down, Not Anymore 0
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Beautiful Wreckage 0
Dedicated to the One I Love 0
Annilese 0
Small Moments, Big Memories 0
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No More Chains 1
Through My Eyes 1
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Drive 0
Never Know 0
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More Than Enough 0
United We Stand 0
Never Forget 0
Good-bye to You 0
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