You Told Her But I know Her

Santajah Douglass

you told her she was weak and that the path she was on would lead to nothing 

you told her that life couldn't be the way she wanted it and it would leave her with nothing 

you told her that the world she lives in is a fantasy and when she wakes there will be nothing


A empty glass is still a glass

A empty room is still a room

A world is still a world even if it doesn't include you


you told her she was weak she actually turned out really strong with the strength to know where she belongs 

you told her life couldn't be the way she wanted it but that nothing became something real quick

you told her that the world she lived in was a fantasy and well all people start out as dreamers but her faith made her a believer and a huge achiever 

  • Author: Santajah Douglass (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 19th, 2023 19:52
  • Comment from author about the poem: When I was young I had a bully that hated my guts and I didn't know why he hated me so much. He said and did things that were hurtful. He told me on a daily basis that I would never be anything and that i would be a lone and that no one would care for me and that the only way it would be possible for me to do anything is that a guy have to do it for me. He was violent toward me and mess with my mental state a lot. it got worst growing up to the point he was laying hands on me and he started coming after those I love. It was one of the most traumatizing times in my life but i grew because of it. this poem is not about the failure of a girl but rather about how that little girl became a woman and it didn't happen over night. she went onto to achieving lots of awards and giving speeches and traveling to places she never been and she did it by herself. when it came down to love and care she gave it even when the world around her did not give it back. It was not easy to open up about such things but I sure made sure no one could tell her she couldn't do it. That no one would talk down to her like he did and that not another boy/man would ever lay hands on her again. She came up in the world got self defense training and well as when to use my manner. it not rocket science to want to be treated like an equal across the board even if you don't like me.
  • Category: Reflection
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