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Some parents are all-in, some disappear,
most simply can't escape their sin.
The system raised me, made me insecure,
I never felt pure, most of all never sure.
Young adulthood came with a roar, the stench
of bloody days, coupled with inconsistent ways;
I was just too tired, to find the strength to soar.
Marriage came early, a nice thought it seemed,
but I was merely a baby never weaned.
Divorce hit hard. Too many deeds to mention;
no wonder my life was in such dissension.
Death tried to poke its ugly head prematurely,
after a turbulent disconnect; I had learned to be
thankful for the religious sect.
Back to the drawing board, I went, to grad school,
to work; at times some thought I was hell-bent.
But, I never gave up, for poverty, lack,
and low self-esteem never filled my cup.
All in all, it's because I learned to forgive, seek wisdom,
and understanding, that I then decided to live,
and proudly be on the path to surviving me.
Crystal E. Melville is a certified relationship assessment facilitator, life coach, who enjoys writing and sharing her life stories through poetry, and transformational teachings. She also offers support for those who have gone through a divorce or experienced a tragic injury or loss. You may get to know her more by visiting her website at www.crystalemelville.com. Get social, follow her on Instagram and Twitter!