|Woman and Wall by Jiri Hodan|
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Those bullying girls skilled
In the art of middle school torture,
The dishonest men who received affection
But only returned derision and betrayal,
The non-believers seeking to inject
Their doubts into my resolve…
They’ve taken their shots,
Scarring my ego,
Almost destroyed me,
But they fueled my defiance,
Made me push me past my limitations,
And they continue to drive me
To build a legacy worth leaving behind.
~~~ This poem was written for the latest prompt in the series Poetic Bloomings is hosting to help us create poetic memoirs. This time around we were asked to write about someone (outside of our family) that has influenced us.