Yesterday I was reminded of an old pain, a wound that has healed and now I am the proud owner of a new scar and I am so grateful! I have moved through the initial pain over the months since it was first inflicted on me and I am on the other side and I can not be harmed by this particular event again, because here the thing- once you have been deeply wounded and have gone through all aspects and have taken all the time you know you need to not only get over but through the pain- you get a brand new life lived shiny scar that you have proudly earned! Here is the piece I wrote to honor my new scar. Enjoy!
You have the right to Demonize me to appear Angelic
You have the right to make me out to be a horrific Sinner so you can appear to be a horrifically injured Saint
You have the right to be comforted by your inaccurate narrative and nothing I say will ever change it
You have the right to forget any and all good I ever did for and with you to remember only any and all bad I ever did for and to you
You have the right to not forgive me, you have the right to not claim any responsibility or culpability and you have the right to say mean, unkind and hurtful things to and about me
You have the right to not be courteous and considerate when communicating with me
I have the right to not have you or anyone else in my life who asserts any and or all of these preceding rights