I have been reading from this page for quite some time and thought that “Willow Tree” was quite relatable. I believe that everybody has felt that they get slowly picked apart and that once they are feeling better about their life they get picked apart yet again. This has happened to me many times. I think the metaphors in this piece explain things perfectly.
I disagree with the statement “people do that to you because you let them.” (which has been commented on some of my posts before and is not something stated within any of To:No One And Everyone’s posts.) Sticking up for myself has always been a weak point of mine. When people take advantage of me yes I do “let them” I guess. Because what is my happiness worth? A lot…to someone I’m sure. But making others happy makes me happy…until they leave me behind. But then somebody else comes into my life. They say they “need me” So of course, I help. But then they are satisfied. So they leave with a simple “Goodbye”.
Although this happens to me I still stay positive and optimistic. I think my next response will be titled “The Happy Girl”
Thank you, To: No One And Everyone for writing this piece and reminding me that I am not alone.