So Here I Am

So here I am right back where I started
Cold gray walls, white coats
Vitals taken, pills given
Sad faces, manic laughter
Screams of anguish

So here I am, you think you’ve won
Reminders of the past flood back
Trying to push out how far I’ve come
How much I’ve learned
How hard I’ve fought
How I have succeeded and defeated you more than once

So here I am, and you have won nothing
I have picked myself up from lower ledges than this
Climbed higher mountains in my path
I’m still here and you can’t make me give up.
I will not quit.
I am a better person for all the battles I’ve won!

Copyright 2010 Michelle D. Wampole

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