betrayal, shame -
the legacy you left me with.
i used to follow you around,
wanting only to gain your approval.
to be just like you.
and you took advantage of that trust.
you used me, then threw me,
broken, to the ground.
battered – a toy you'd outgrown and abandoned.
and now they call me a victim, a survivor.
all because of you,
i have become something for them to pity.
but all i ever really wanted was a father's love.