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Shannon's Story -- Part 3

Like You

The rage that I felt
You taught me to hide my feelings
Taught me to create fear in others
Taught me that their fear was my power

Many years have gone by
Now, I too have a child
Many things have happened
Many things have changed

Somehow, Thank God -

I stopped being like you.

(c) Shannon Del Fiorentino 1994