Words in my head

the words that you said

stamped into my thoughts, unrelenting

taunting, mocking, I'm tired of listening

strings of letters are not just that, they become words,

words become tools of expression, expressions of power, of darkness, of cruelty

your tools of power became my pain, constant reminders, reminders of shame, of fear, of loss

Reminders that violate my thoughts even as I sit here writing

Strings of letters that rebuild what was torn down, I need tools of

Expressions of Strength, of Hope, Determination

My tools of My Power become my Courage

Courage to tell you

Stamp these words into your thoughts

I am stronger than your words.