Never once did you try to make me a part of your new family.
Instead I was an outcast, I was never good enough.
I could never please you, never earn your fatherly love.
But your hatred and resentment was as clear as the light of day.
I saw in your eyes every single time you looked my way.
I felt it with the beatings you felt I so richly deserved.
It was in your voice every time you ever uttered a word.
Yet I was desperate for your love, for your acceptance of me.
But your heart held no love..it was dark , cold and empty.
Instead of allowing your cruelty to turn me into a person like you,
I became better, I'm able to love..which was more than you could ever do.