I KNOW!

I KNOW!

A Poem by Missy Lorraine

People stare as I walk by-
Judging...
assessing...
appraising...?
It is hard to tell,
But why they do it is irrelevant.
I just want to be ignored-
left alone to be the solitary wolf I am.
I know who I am
I don't need STRANGERS-
or "FRIENDS"-
telling me who THEY think I am-
what THEY think I am.
I know ME!
I know my faults, flaws, and weaknesses
I know what I have done wrong
I know what must be done to remedy it.
And when I do it will not be for YOU!
It's not to gain YOUR approval
or to win YOUR love.
Nor for YOUR respect, affection, or friendship.
It will be for ME!
I want so desperately to love ME
I want MY own respect and MY own approval.
I want to be happy in MY skin
with MY entire self-
inside and out.
I will change for ME alone.

© 2016 Missy Lorraine


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Loving yourself is a key to a more happy, settled life. Care only that friends and family love you, as for all of the other....f**k 'em, excuse moi francais

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Missy Lorraine
Missy Lorraine

Yuba City, CA



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