"I am not the person you think I am." I am not the person they think I am. What rumors fly around when my back is turned? I can only guess.
"I heard some bad things and good things." That I was a monster at sports. That I was my boyfriend's pleasure toy.
"I've heard some really, really bad things about me." I was a toy. A pleasure toy, would get on my hands and knees for my ex. But not anymore. Their eyes are watching me. I have to say this.
"But I am not the person you think I am." I finally said it. But I wasn't finished. Saying those words was to hook, line and sinker into my words. The silence shows that I am respected, that my words will come out.