poetry critical

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Random Poem:

What You've Become

When I was little
I swore I'd never become my mother
Someone who beats their kids
Or locks them outside in the middle of winter
I'm always being blamed
For something I didn't do
There's no way I could ever act like you
Never telling us where you were going
Then stumbling up the steps early in the morning
My brother and I always had a hiding place
Because when she walked through that front door
We knew it wasn't safe
Always terrified she would be home soon
Yet always worried she wouldn't come back
I never invited my friends over
Because I was always emberassed of her
One minute she would be watching a movie with me
Letting me stay up past bed time eating junkfood
Then the next thing I knew
I was crying with a black eye
I'd always wondered how anyone could live like that
One year ago I paid a visit to the doctor
As i walked out
My question had been answered
Because I had been diagnosed with bipolar

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