I grew up differently
But i never realized
Until i was older
Until i was hurt
I grew up with an empath
I grew up with kindness
i don’t remember the words
But the energy
The meaning in silence
The deep understanding
That the most important person in my life
cannot be someone else
It has to be me
There has to be love for the self
Before there can be any love from outside
I grew up differently
Now that i look back
On how our home was filled with laughter
With creative chaos
With friends and music and dancing
It was the empath
Who drew them in
Who attracted kindness
By radiating kindness
Thank you mum for leading the way
Back then
When all there was
Was trust in you