bruised but not broken..

You beat down my self esteem,

But you didn't defeat me,

You brought weeds to my garden,

But I still smell of roses,

You rail roaded me,

But I found my way,

You pierced my heart,

But I'm still standing,

You fooled me,

But I'm wiser now,

You force fed me dreams,

But now I know the reality,

You judged my appearance,

But I'm still beautiful,

You threw me a curve ball,

But I caught the truth,

You lured me into heartache,

But I found my way to happiness,

You side tracked me,

But now I'm focused,

You had me lost in you,

But I found me,

You hurt me,

But my life still goes on,

You left me bruised,

But not broken.