The poems in this collection serve as stepping stones in my life. They mark some of the most painful and memorable times that molded me into the person I am today. They also serve as a lesson to everyone that somewhere along in our lives we leave impressions on people, good and bad. Sometimes it can be more than one can bear. I intended for this book to help others. When it feels like darkness is all around you, know you are not alone. We must learn to love ourselves and believe that we deserve to be loved, right down to our very souls.