What will it take?

by Starla J. King on July 1, 2011

I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not that my love for you has changed, or your value has dropped, or that you have become less than, or that your needs no longer matter.

No, oh dear one, no, that’s not it at all.

I simply must be more myself.

So I can bring my whole self to you, and you, and you.

So the sips of me that you get are not watered down.

So my mirror back to you(r beauty) is not cracked.

So you finally find permission to be yourself…

and not break you any longer for me, or her, or him, or them. 

What will it take for you to say “I must be myself?” 

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

NJD July 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm

This post makes my insides churn.. Thanks for that.


Starla J. King July 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Ah, NJD … You are so welcome! The initial quote did the same for me…the heart wrote the rest.


Martine Brennan February 2, 2012 at 8:44 am

Beautiful Starla…thank you x


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