Not Worthless

You are not worthless.
Even if you’ve been called
That your entire life.

Dad screaming,
Mom locking you in a closet,
Friends whispering behind your back.

“There she is,”
“What a piece of garbage,”
“Somebody throw her away.”

But you are not worthless.

You are beautiful,
Intelligent,
And strong.

You will live and laugh,
Love and dream,
Work and accomplish.

You will find joy,
And peace,
And live out your dreams.

Because you are not worthless.

KW '12

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