Friday, 18 September 2020

Aroha's Story & Poem

 “Aroha”, love in Maori, meaning “A quality to treat others in an affectionate way” parents never treated me like this.

I was taught to be obedient and proper, I had many responsibilities in the house, I need to learn how to be perfect or else my parents would think i’m a failure. I felt lost. It was demanded I abide my parents. All I want is their love and affection…

Cleaning and obeying is all I do, I don’t know who I am,

I’m not me, I’m not you.

My life is full of devastation and I need to cover it with a disguise,

my friends have my back but I’m still dead and broken inside.

I’ve got to do something, I’m on the edge,

I have to be quick before I fall off the ledge.

How am I going to face this?

The old self I miss,

I’m so lost in this never ending abyss.

My overthinking mind hurts from the sadness it brings.

The negative thoughts are overcoming my head. 

 I need to get up, I need to bring back my old self,

my voice needs to be heard as loud as it can

I need to focus on myself, on me and my brand

Wednesday, 9 September 2020