Today the prompt was to write a poem in which every line begins with the phrase “I remember.” I didn’t quite do that (instead, each stanza begins with that phrase) but still like how this turned out.
I remember when I used to hide,
Not caring if my true self died
Beneath the weight of crushing shame.
I remember wanting to throw away life,
Thinking that these days were rife
With sadness and all the same.
I remember when the mask slipped,
And slowly I became equipped
With tools I needed to survive.
I remember all of those days,
Of being trapped in a gloomy haze,
And I’m glad to be alive.