It Never Made Me Stronger

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

SHAME

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

BLAME

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

GRUDGE

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

GUILT

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

REGRET

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

ANGER

Imagine the contradiction.

And the irony.

Of how it took courage

To put it down.

And my strength increased.

When I no longer carried the burdens

That I picked up along the way.

Put It Down

40 thoughts on “It Never Made Me Stronger

    • Thank you Paulette. This one was actually an old post I reworked a bit. I’ve had some book ideas….just haven’t moved forward with any. I like the simplicity of this one. It feels more natural to me.

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