Poetry – Just because you say it

Just because you say it, doesn’t make it true
You can shout it at the top of your lungs, or repeat it endlessly
It still doesn’t make it true

Call him a dead beat Dad
Say he’s abusive and controlling
Just because you say it, doesn’t make it true

Tell others he refuses to support his child
And that he couldn’t care less about her
Just because you say it, doesn’t make it true

Blame all your financial troubles on him
Say he put your child in the streets
Just because you say it doesn’t make it true

Remind her how scary her Dad was when
The two of you used to fight in front of her
Just because you say it doesn’t make it true

Take all the good, fun memories with Dad
And taint them with your disdain
Just because you say it doesn’t make it true

Say your sweet baby girl is your whole world
You’re just trying to protect her from her evil Dad
Just because you say it, doesn’t make it true

Just because you say it, doesn’t make it true
Influence the mind of your impressionable child
It still doesn’t make it true

— from A Stepmother’s Journey

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