I Appreciate The Struggles

I didn’t always appreciate the difficulties I encountered
growing up in a home, I despised.
I administered more anger than anything at the time
playing and replaying those uncomfortable episodes,
I did my best to forget. I didn’t understand why
it had to be me who had to go through the terrible struggles
that have unequivocally made me who I am today;
I am more confident and more knowledgeable than I appear.