I`ve tried to listen to the adults.
I felt bad when they would yell
either at me or just in general.
The guilt would make me wish to hide.
Honesty was a virtue
and yet if lying got me out of a lecture…
I was someone who guessed what they wanted.
I tried to be good.
Now as an adult
I am trying to be a good parent
and not put my children through the same crap
that I had to go through.
Instead I have given them other stuff to deal with.
But I am no longer a good girl.
I am a woman
and I won’t put up with your shit anymore!