Hmmm. <---Yeah, that about sums it up. Thank You. Thank you for not coming home at night You helped me to build independence Thanks for forgetting to hold me tight I've been able to hug like I've meant it Thanks for avoiding my "I love you"s I've learned not to fall too fast Thanks for tossing pictures I drew I found truth in the talent I have Thank you for making me scrub the tiles It's made my stomach much stronger Thanks for insulting me for long whiles I can tune out the pain much longer Thanks for shattering my spirit again I've used better 'SuperGlue' Thanks for disliking all of my friends I figured out which friends are true Thank you for buying revealing clothes You've taught me self-respect Thank you for making me wear those clothes I now know how to dress Thanks for telling me I'm worth naught I've avoided being naive Thank you for breaking up all I've got You've taught me what to believe Thanks for drinking yourself to violence I've learned when to lay low Thank you for walking around in silence You said all I needed to know Thank you for watching the abuse It's taught me to hold my own Thanks for following in the misuse I've learned not to be a clone Thank you for being a child of mine I've grown to be mature Thanks for denying my sister your time My love for her's grown pure Thanks for resisting my every cry I've learned to convert my tears Thanks for simply watching me die I'm now wiser than my years Thanks for laughing when I'm sad I know to laugh off my pain Thank you for taking all I've had You taught that I must work to gain Thanks for being such a wonderful mother Without you I'd be what you say "You piece of shit, you worthless fuck. You useless bane of day. I hate you and I wish you gone. You're so screwed up in the head." Thank you for being such a wonderful mother. Without you I'd be dead.