I’m still here

I’m still here

I’m still around

After a year

Just now settling

down

It’s feels great

not to need

anyone

© she

Jan 23, 2018

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CONDITIONAL LOVE

CONDITIONAL LOVE

Sometimes love
comes with
conditions

The love that
I’ve received
and the love that
I’ve been given

I’ve learned over
the years to never
take “gifts” from
“strangers”

In thier eyes
food, transportation
and shelter
were gifts

But once I did
I was thiers to
play with

To control
To manipulate
To guilt

So in turn
I’ve learned
that the only
person I need

And the only
person I can
and will depend
on from now on
is myself

Don’t ever think
that I need your
“things” or your
love to survive

When what I need
is this time to heal,
to grow stronger
and to just let
myself thrive

© she
May 22, 2017

CONDITIONAL LOVE

CONDITIONAL LOVE

Sometimes love
comes with conditions
The love that
I’ve received
and the love that
I’ve been given

I’ve learned over
the years to never
take “gifts” from
“strangers”

In thier eyes
food, transportation
and shelter
were gifts
And once I did
I was thiers to
play with like a puppet
To control
To manipulate
To guilt

So in turn
I’ve learned
that the only
person I need
and the only
person I can
and will depend
on from now on
is myself

Don’t ever think
that I need your
“things” or your
love to survive

© she
May 22, 2017

INDEPENDENCE


INDEPENDENCE

Break these chains
There is no way
At this point that I can see
Or anytime soon
That I keep blaming you
Reminders here and there
Unable to soothe​ my anxiety
My independence is sometimes
a threat to others
The strengh they see in me
An amazing accomplishment
Of the courage it took to become free
Now unable to allow anyone else
To love me
To care for me
Or to take care of me
Any better than I could myself

© she
April 23, 2017
Artwork by Asagi Natsume