My dreams shattered!
They don’t want to understand it.
But I won’t allow myself to be bullied
and controlled again.

Because of this one mistake
I’m labelled and made feel a failure
The bitter words uttered
are a pain deeper than a knife cut

They remain in my mind
as raw and unchosen as they are
They make me feel worthless,
they hurt more than anything real

They are a permanent scar
They are never erased
These words are a pure discouragement
They make me feel empty, hollow, sad and sorry for myself

Discouraged by people who are meant to be my support system.