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4).I Know

I know what it's like to be in pain,

To fear family,

To be told that “you can’t,”

Because “you're a girl;

And girls can't do anything.”

I know what it's like to hate,

Hate a parent who left you

Because they didn't want you.

I know what it's like to be bullied,

To have people talk shit on you,

Even though you can hear them,

But they lie,

And say it's someone else with the same name.

I know what it's like to lose the ones you love,

And to be hurt by someone who you once called a friend.

I know what it feels like to have your dreams die before they even start.

I know,

I've been through it all.

I've had my heart broken a lot.

I know what it's like to feel pain

To have your dreams die before your eyes,

To lose hope and faith in not only yourself,

But also in the people around you.

I know because I've been to hell a million times over.

Yet every time I come back,

Everything is the same!

But then again,

I'm so lost and broken,

How dare I expect anything else?

I just wish that everything could be okay for once in my life!

I know because I've been through it all before,

so I understand.

I know what it feels like to be broken,

To feel like your heart's been ripped apart.

I know what it's like to feel dead inside.

I know because this poem is my life.

All of the above has happened to me, and to a million or more people.

I don't know how to talk about my feelings.

So I feel like no one understands...

I feel like they'll walk away if I do open up…

And I feel like I'm too broken to be saved.

I know and I understand because

I have been through it all a million times over.

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