To My Haters:

I am strong, loyal, and I will never take crap.
I am cold, mean, and I am a little psychotic.

Yes I have skin thick enough to deflect your bullets but when I am hit,
I do not bleed black.
Under layers of glares and stoic stares
I have a heart.
And what may come as a surprise to many of you is,
it beats.

Am I the soulless vampire of your rumors?
I think not.
But if that is how you want to see me,
Then I care not.

I look approval in the eyes of few people in this world.
And you are not part of that group just as I am not part of yours.

Honestly, I couldn't care less about what you think or what you say. So if it makes you feel better,
Keep saying it.
Because until you can speak your thoughts to my face, look into my eyes,
I will know exactly what kind of person you are.

I dare you all to point out the dirt under my nails with your own filthy fingers.
Just don't feel bad when I don't apologize.

For me strength used to be how well I hid the pain.
But now, being strong is being confident in my skin, and being me, otherwise I would be someone else, and not giving a rat's rear end about anything you say.
Because you will still be self-hating, hating self every day.

Thank you for making me,
Krista