My fiance is a fighter, or retired fighter I should say, and this sounds so much like something he tells me when he's tired and emotional beat up with memories. Heartbreaking in a way to think of the story behind this.
The last line was awe inspiring, we often dwell on the past, the injustices done to us by parental authority. I try to forget the abuse and
remember that I am strength and courage.
I loved this piece. It's going in my favorites so I can read it when times seem to be roughest
This is really amazing Larry, I so loved the openning line, it was just capturing. I specially liked this verse:
Looking down from the top
of a house on the hill
haunted by your scorn;
took decades to let go.
its always so hard to let go, sometimes it feels impossible.