Strong and True

You beat me with your words,

Your fists, your sticks;

You beat me with everything you had.

~o0o~

You held me in bittersweet blurs,

Trapped me beneath burning bricks,

And brought forth all of your bad.

~o0o~

But not once did I falter;

I never did fall,

Because I'm stronger than you knew.

~o0o~

You could never alter

What made me stand tall,

Because I'm the one who held strong and true.

~o0o~

You thought you could make light

Of everything held dear to me;

You were so lost in your pride.

~o0o~

You never knew that I'd fight

For whom I want to be.

You never killed me, because I refuse to die.