The Truth About NATLFED

A Poem — I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here
By Michele M. Burch

They may have muffled my voice,
but I can still make noise.
They may have darkened my spirit,
but there are still glimmers of light.
They may have changed who I am,
but I can still meet the real me.
They may have made me feel inadequate,
but I know I am enough.
They may have made me fear tomorrow,
but I now see tomorrow as bright.
They have taught me what real love is,
by only giving an imitation of it.
Like a flag that flies through a hurricane,
forever changed-tattered and torn,
I have also survived the storm.
Like that flag I may be tattered,
Nothing survives without damage,
But I’m still here.

Re-posted with permission of the author.

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