For those who turned their backs on me;
Vanished when I needed them the most;
Left me when I needed them to stand;
Stood me up when they were to cheer me on;
Ignored me when I called out for them;
Betrayed my trust when I was most vulnerable;
I thank you for abandoning me.
I’m glad you bolted the time you did;
So you wouldn’t be part of my present journey;
When you thought you were breaking me down;
You were actually doing me a favor;
You taught me how to stand on my own;
To trust myself and cheer myself on;
Your exit was my best thing that ever happened to me.
I learned a great lesson by your perfidy;
What I thought was the end of my world;
Was just the close of a chapter with a new better one to begin;
With your voices absent, I found mine;
With your support gone, my inner strength I discovered;
After so many tears, all I was left with was laughter;
Which I might never have found if you hadn’t abandoned me.
Breaking my heart actually realigned the crooked parts;
I could think more clearly after you were gone;
My once shrouded mind serves me way better now;
I realized I really didn’t need your half-baked affirmations;
I was the best cheerleader I found for myself;
I rose out of the ashes when you left me to burn;
I wouldn’t have found myself if you hadn’t abandoned me.
© Josephine Amoako 2016