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What if I was Unapologetically Myself

Updated: Jan 3, 2019

It feels like my body

Responds to the energy

Around me

Scanning

How much of me

Is allowed

Here


Because I don’t want the pain

Of rejection

Of disapproving eyes

I must shield myself from

Words that could hurt


I found I would rather change myself

In attempt

To meet someone else’s acceptance bar

Even if it’s so misaligned with mine

A process so habitual

It’s almost unconscious


And let’s be honest

I do want your approval

But lately I’ve found that, even more importantly

I want to say to myself

“This is me”

And approve of that


I’ve gotten stronger

Inside

I’m less afraid

Of what could happen

If I am unapologetically myself



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