Representing Children of Narcissistic or Other Emotionally Abusive Parents
My Name Is Grey
Emotional Child Abuse Poem (Song Lyrics) Written by Randi FineMy name is Grey.I was the lost child of Black and White.The lack of color caused a terrible plightAnd into I was born. From two extremes,Who saw the world through their book of rules,Preaching knowledge that was wisdom of fools.Inside of it I was torn. So I saw love, not from above.If I was “good,” I’d be understood.And so I learned, as my soul burnedTo hide my Grey, a game I’d play. This free-willed GreyBelieved I had the right to try things my way,Yet as a child I must always obey,Or Black and White might see red. I was so lost.Behind my walls I’d obediently hide,Watch the confusion with eyes open wide,With tears that I could not shed. But Black and White, means wrong or right.There must be Grey. There can’t be just one way.From two extremes, I lost my dreamsThey hid away, inside the walls of Grey. A fearful pair,Who never trusted they had value there,Who saw their lot in life as being unfair.The rules were just their guard. A mind so free,Needs encouragement unselfishly,Deserves love unconditionally,Should be free to be who they are. Now the pleaser is free. I have uncovered me.How could I grow, when my perfection was for show.Still Black and White believe they’re right.But the victor Grey is here to stay. My name is GreyI was the lost child of Black and White.Now I’m the logic between wrong and right.
Copyright 1997 Randi Fine
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