When I Was Young by Anneliese Garrison, RN
© written 8/84


When I was a young girl,
people said, "trust me."
But now, I'm not young anymore
so I will trust who I want.

When I was a young girl,
people said, "love me."
But now, I'm not young anymore
so I will love who I want.

When I trusted,
I was abused.
When I loved,
I was used.

When I was a young girl,
people said, "Believe me."
But now, I'm not young anymore
so I will believe who I want.

When I was a young girl,
people said, "Respect me."
But now, I'm not young anymore
so I will respect who I want.

When I believed,
I was lied to.
When I respected,
I was disappointed.

Good thing young girls grow up...


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