Let me be Who I am

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Review Chain


Some times in life it's easy to want to make people to be certain people or treat them as certain people whom they are not.

Submitted: March 13, 2018

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I am not him

I did not leave you like he did

I did not break my promise like he did

I did not withhold my love for you like he did

I did not abondon you as an infant

I did not deny you the bond you wanted with him

I did not shut you out like he did

I did not withhold affirmation like he did; making you feel like you're not enough

I did not break your trust; he did

I am not him!

 

It is not I you should punish for his faults

It is not I you should pose your revenge to

I am not the one to answer for his mistakes

I am not the one to account for his actions

I am not the one to justify his flaws 

Let me be who I am

 

I am not her

I did not take my frustrations out on you

I did not blame you for his actions

I did not say; you're just like him

At the time, it was not my responsibility to reach out to you

It was hers and she did not

It's not my fault she did not give you the attention you needed from her

I did not fail you as a teenager

It's not my fault she did not affirm you; making you feel like you're a mistake

I am not her

 

It is not I you should punish for her sins

It is not I you should be at rage with

I am not the one to answer for her mistakes

I am not the one to account for her actions

I cannot justify her flaws 

Let me be who I am

 

I am not perfect I have flaws and blemishes

I make mistakes but,my heart I give to you

I do not shut you out, neither do I push you away

My attention; you have it all

 

Let me make my own mistakes

I will take full responsibility

I'll account for my actions

My imperfections and flaws I'll admit

My sins,I'll acknowledge and repent from

Just let me be who I am

 

For now, it's not my sins you're punishing me away for

The actions you demand me to account for aren't mine

I'm still at the gate where you left me when you shut me out

But you demand my account for inside affairs

You blame me for the failures of former stewards as though they were my fault

Let me be who I am

I am the one who loves you


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