I’m thankful, that you have showed me
how weak I’d been but I’d never admit.
I’m grateful, for I comprehend how much I owe you,
for making me learn to turn my curse to a tool.
I appreciate the fact, you never wished me good,
for all the inflictions you put me thru’,
for you thought you only belittled a fool
but the more you hit, the stronger I grew.
I’m thankful, for your cheerless grim.
Without it I wouldn’t have been able to see
and know what peace my imaginations could bring,
neither would I have known, I’m all I needed to be me.
I’m thankful, for being there to provide necessary harassment,
when I brood in pain and whine in silence.
I’m thankful to you, for upholding my turbulence
and making me discover, the strength in silence.
Written by: Oluwadamilola Yusuf