The Scarred Tiger

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Age 16, Highland Ranch, Colorado, USA
I was 12 when I first took that blade to your skin. I could hear the grandparents fighting in the background. I had had enough. I used that shiny piece of metal to fix your pain on the inside. I ended up scarring you for life. I hope you can forgive me.

I was 13 when I first started skipping meals. I made you think you weren’t good enough. You were perfect, just as you were. I made you throw up and ruin your chances of becoming a singer. I made you hate yourself. You were beautiful. I hope you can forgive me.

I was 14,15, & 16 when I tried to kill you. When I tried to kill us. I’ve tried to end it so many times, and you were always crying out for help. Well now we are getting the help. We deserve the help. But still, I hope you can forgive me.

You’re beautiful. You are amazing. You are a tiger with all your scars 💜 and you deserve to stay on this earth and be happy. I won’t let anyone take that away from you 💜💜

What did you learn?

To forgive myself, because I deserve it. I make mistakes, but so does everyone else.

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