By: Rachel Mihalko

Lucky is not a word I would use
To describe what I have been through
But perhaps I could change my perspective
And try to see things
Another way

I have grown 
And matured 
And become more myself

I have learned
That things are not always 
What they look like
For I never really looked

I have gotten closer 
To others
Who have suffered 
And I have seen the beauty
That comes 
From pain.

Everyone around me
I seem to count as lucky 
But why
Can’t I see that for me?

I have survived so much
But I still cannot see
How surviving 
Counts me lucky

Did I really deserve 
To go through this 
At all?

So one day I might be able 
to count myself lucky. 
But today is not yet 
That day.

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