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I am, without doubt, a rare breed
My soul deviated when he shot his seed
Twisted, depraved, and deranged I should've been
Ejected lost into this world, birthed to perpetuate sin
Abandoned rejected unworthy from day one
Unloved unwanted, what had she done
Lonely alone, self's best friend
From the beginning ready for the end
Betrayed discarded disappointed at every turn
Knowing not to trust, too hopeful to learn
Odds stacked against every step of the way
So angry, everyone must pay
Year after year pain heaped on
Until finally in retrospection light did dawn
All the trials that were designed to break
Worked in my favor, all for my sake
Where life set out to bring me down
My spirit arose, my strength did abound
So much hurt, ache, and pain
The shame that nearly drove me insane
All brought me to the point of my phoenix rising
Seeing what I found in me oh so surprising
Amazed to learn that my disgrace
Worked against itself becoming my saving grace
Strength, character, morals all the stronger
The length of my patience growing longer
I admit I'm bent but thankfully never broken
On soul wrenching despair I'm no longer choking
Although I still have my tears to cry
Surviving my struggles, I can hold my head high
My former own worst enemy
I've now found a way to say, "Hm, I like me"
Honest enough to realize my flaws
Mature enough before I react I pause
Against all expectations, I am not destroyed
No longer living in that deep black void
Fighting my way through, I have overcome indeed
And have grown into a beautiful rare breed