I forgive you
Sincerely Arla ..

You are so right, and good for you for finding all of this out at your age (I’m 69 now), as I did, also, being on my own at 18 and onwards, and learning really quickly to only trust myself. Your poem reminded me of the song lyrics “Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else.” (Rod Stewart — here’s a link to this song, and others, because you are probably too young to remember how wonderful they and he are/were!)