I'm scarred from the inside out, with bruises that have no color hidden tears from years of pain, a lump in my throat the size of Mt. Everest No one knows my pain, no one cares Each day in my head I hear my abusers voice telling me I'm no good and calling me names. This life I did not choose, I was born to my abuser It's all I know, It's all I hear, I know no different. These days will never end, and the pain will never go away. I must pretend that everything is okay, because that's how others want me to be.