That Day

That day he stripped away
my self-worth, layer by layer,
until I was no more.

That day a life-long secret was born
hiding in the shadows of forced
smiles and “I’m fines”

That day my innocent childhood came
to an abrupt halt.
Forcing me to jump into unknown waters.

That day shall never be forgotten,
etched into the back & front of my
mind.

That day, I became a victim.
Today, I am a survivor.
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