By Ashley Cappelletty POETIC JUSTICE

I’ll Never Abandon Myself {Like He Did Me} And Never Again Wonder My Worth

By Ashley Cappelletty

A Howl For All My Fellow Sisters With “Daddy Issues”

I remember at 6 years old “burying” my dad.
My way of trying to put him in the past.
I would have traveled to see him.
I begged him to want me and it felt like he didn’t want to.

Piece by piece,
I am collecting me up off the ground where he abandoned me.

Piece by piece,
I am filling the holes he burned in me.

I will never walk away, I will take care of me.
I love myself.

Piece by piece, the Goddess restored my faith,
That a man can be kind and a father could stay.

All of his words fall on deaf ears.
I am healing myself and now he wants to be Dad?

But my love it isn’t free, it has to be earned.
When he didn’t want me, I felt worthless.

I fell far from his tree.
I will never abandon myself like he did me.

I will never again wonder my worth.
Unlike him, I’m putting me first.

I will never break my heart or walk away.
I will take care of things, I will love me.

In the ways he could not and did not want to.
Piece by piece, the Goddess restored my faith

That a man can be kind and father should be GREAT.

For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.



Ashley Cappelletty

I am a Shadow Walker who survived traveling through her own underworld. I am an Oracle that swims through oceanic realms to gather wisdom from the mermaids. I am an artist who creates the hidden subterranean imagery in my nocturnal cave of creation - the space where myth and symbol merge. I don't believe in reckless self destruction. I am effervescent with child like wonder. The Shadow is where our base metals become gold. My soul is lined with gold just like the Japanese pots that were once broken. Let me show you how to become a Stellar Alchemist.

  1. BEAUTIFUL <3 I love your words, Ashley. Thank you for sharing

  2. suellen newton

    Wow, so real and powerful, thank you for your courageousness, dedication to self love xxxx

  3. Is that based off of Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece”? That song always brings tears. Very powerful.

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