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I was taught right from wrong
By a murderer
I was taught truth from lies
By a magician
I was taught who my friends were
By my enemy
I was taught to be honest
By a professional liar


I was taught to always speak my mind
By being told to keep quiet
I was taught to be kind
By someone that beat me down
I was taught to smile
By someone who could never wipe a scowl of their face
I was taught to love
By being abused


I was taught to live
By someone who was already dead
I was taught to perform
By someone with stage fright
I was taught to be excellent
By someone that failed in everything
I was taught to rely on only my self
By being surrounded with people


I was taught to be perfect
By those that wanted to see me fail
I was taught to be loyal
By everyone that ever walked out of my life
I was taught to make people happy
By everyone who ever made me miserable
I was taught to control my temper
By those with explosive tempers


I was taught to take care of myself
By those who tried to kill me
I was taught what matters to me
By those that took it all away
I was taught how to be a girly girl
By a bunch of boys
I was taught how bad modern medicine can be
By a drug addict


I was taught who deserved my heart
By having my rib cage shattered
I was taught to stand center stage
By having my shoulders disjointed
I was taught not everyone is as nice as they seem
By having my wrist taken out
I was taught how far people are willing to go
By seeing him dying  


This may not makes sense to everyone
But to those it does
They know, just like me
Betrayal is the best teacher


And, what doesn't kill you defines you
This sadly is all true...in some sense or another...But...I don't really hate anyone for it...because I have started to like myself...I work hard...and everything I have is because i had to earn it...and for every bad person i have had in my life..I have had someone equally wonderful...

*EDIT* Thanks to everyone for making this such a huge hit and thank you for all the support and favorites...I always promised if my work got anywhere near the front page I would answer every comment and so far I am doing well...If I am slow to reply pleaes be patient but I will...thank you again for all the support...wow this is amazing
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ennailaughter Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Last line is my favorite, people say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger..but I like this better :) wonderful poem and sadly true
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Sakura2349 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
this was especially true in my life....and even though situations have changed....I still see little glimmers of results from what i went through....or even personality traits from the people....thanks for commenting 
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ennailaughter Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
no problem, its good that you pushed through, and learned from it instead of crushing under it
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DrillBoysGirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This makes me thing of the song Fighter by Christina Aguilera, which does make me look back on my life is smile. Not everything is good, and not everyone is a good person or friend. But everyone and everything can teach us a lesson. It is no one's fault about how we act, we choose what defines us every day of our lives.
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Sakura2349 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Exactly...I think people need to learn from experiences
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Writer
yes, this is amazing.
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Sakura2349 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Thank you so much, and thanks for the watch
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Writer
Welcome!
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BlackGoddess13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
This is so lovely. It really speaks to me. The only way I learned was by being betrayed. It's really true.
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Sakura2349 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Thank you
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