My truth: Invisible Scars

Day 4 of NaPoMo in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.


She said I was nothing,

She said it often,

She said I was worth less than that

And I took her at her word

It was her gospel

It became my truth

I was worth nothing

So I should strive for the same

And when he came

I was willing

I was something there

Even if it was just a commodity to trade

For things more worthy than me

Because my truth was simple

I deserved no better than this

Because a mother’s words are law

And she said it

For every infraction she said it

For every achievement that wasn’t good enough she said it

I wasn’t worth anything

And neither is she I would call mine.

© Michelle Toussaint. All Rights Reserved


About Michelle Toussaint

Michelle Toussaint is an Antiguan who has amassed an Associate Degree in Science Education as well as a Diploma in Forensic Science. As such, she Teaches Science in the classroom as well as at home, where she co-leads The Tribe. A merry band comprising her Husband-The Chief, herself-The Priestess, and her three precocious children- the tribesmen. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, being a fangirl or feeding her chocolate addiction. She writes two blogs. Random_Michelle and Death By Expectations. View all posts by Michelle Toussaint

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