Carrying several burdens, all my life
only protection and attention
were showered on me,
leading to both good and bad.
Once naive, now formidable
The eternal gratefulness inside me
is for the caused profound impact.
With lessons conveyed from every incident,
I grew up with everyone beside me
yet, learnt about the world with none
through times of pain and angst.
I gaze at my scars
with pride swelling up my heart,
as they never fade away
only to remind me that I am strong
to stand against immorality
even if it’s been long and gone.
A.N: I wrote this ages ago when I felt thankful to have helped my friends in their hard times. ❤