I Am A Survivor
I have been victimized.
I was in a fight that was not a fair fight.
I did not ask for the fight. I lost.
There is no shame in losing
such fights, only in winning.
I have reached the stage of survivor
and am no longer a slave of victim status.
I look back with sadness rather than hate.
I look forward with hope rather than despair.
I may never forget
but I need not constantly remember.
I was a victim.
I am a survivor.