Leave It Where It Belongs

And she thought that
maybe, if she would keep silent
if she would erase herself
if she would be a good girl
if she would be kind,
if she would be nice
if she would become invisible
if she would say sorry
over and over again
even for the mistakes of others
then maybe,
they wouldn’t blame her

She tried and tried for so many years
but they continued to blame her
They blamed her for their issues,
their bad mood and for their misery

It was only when she started
to like and be her true self
and did not apologize
for that no more
that she realized,
they could blame her always for anything
the only question is
does she take the blame on her
or does she leave it with them