To Make You Proud

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

When did you stop thinking about what you wanted and start pursuing their wishes?

I have done everything

To make you proud, I will stress

To make you proud, I will put your wants

Before my own

To make you proud, I will become unhappy

To make you proud, I will lose sight

Of the person I used to be

This line that separates us—

Of your expectations and my reality

Are blending together

The way ink mixes in water

Tell me where—

Where are my dreams and desires?

Where is my life?

How do I put myself before you

When I’ve done no such thing before?

Tell me, please

You’ve only said everything else


Submitted: July 11, 2020

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