'O Captain my Captain Scholarship Poem' '2018' 'Abuse' 'toxic relationships’ 'recovery' 'mental health'

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I know who I am I know who you are But it’s hard to pinpoint what the influential point was Was it when I realized that you are just as anxious as me?
Alone. Raised two young kids alone. Worked two jobs, alone. Never let us be hungry.  Never let us want for anything.  My mom struggled.  Struggled, alone.  And she grew strong. 
Doing things to make you happy And they do the opposite of what I intended Try to get through while respecting your punishment I am living my life and doing your bidding
Gravitating backwards she declines, Liquifying to earths compressions, Ruined but intertwined, Cannot bypass innocent transgression.   Paved away from those dementions, Couldn't shake her desolation,
Past: A girl. Afraid. Terrified of her own self, Because it had become the unknown.
A thank you to the ghost of you To the cold chill down my spine The moments id play in rewind to the constant reminder that i was not alone
To Eat, Sleep, Drink, Breathe, You Have Saved Me From Myself, No You Means No Me
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