When no one loved her
She persisted
When her mother beat her
She persisted
When they called dyke in high school
She persisted
When her brother died
She persisted
When a boy made her cry for the first time
She persisted
When she gave him 15 years of her life, and then saw him walk away
She persisted
She persisted
She walked through hell
And persisted
And she made friends with the demons there
She walked out hell
Laughing at the obvious prison
Those that hurt her lived in
In their minds
And she persisted
And she was free