I cried because you rejected me and lied because I was afraid of you I hit myself to get attention and scratched myself to release pain I cut myself because there was no where to turn You told me I was bad and called me names you convinced others I was no good, and kept me from my only sibling You never hugged,you never kissed, You never said you loved me I ran away because I was miserable, you were drunk all the time. Fell into the wrong crowd, because I was hungry for attention. I learned everything the hard way, you only taught me that I was bad, and I believed I was, for a very long time. My inner self is numb and slowly dies each day. Today there is still no one to listen, no one to love, and no one to care. Everyone thinks you were the best parent and feels sorry for you because of me. I used to wonder why I was so bad, now I know that I'm not to blame, but I am the one having to live with the damage a mother caused her child.