When I first learned the truth my mind went blank,

Numb, shaken; I literally felt it as my heart sank.

There was nothing I could do as it shook and shattered,

And I crumbled to the floor, torn and tattered.

Eyes darted from side-to-side as I tried to have it make sense,

How could someone be so cruel at my own expense?

Then came the urge to scream and unleash all my fury,

As if I’d ever be found guilty by any jury.

Until the day came I was surprised and felt it pass,

Instead wondered why I’d wasted so much on such an ass.

I reminded myself all I have to offer, and that I’m worth a damn,

So I move on; loving the world, loving myself, embracing all I am.