Her and Me

I can’t be
Who you want me to be
I am not her
I am only me

I am not docile
Can’t live on my knees
Can’t humble myself
Can’t beg pretty please

Been slapped in the face
Learned not to be weak
Don’t lean on anyone
Stand alone on my feet

Can’t hold on to trust
Can’t give you my all
Shaped by my past
I always look for the fall

I’ve tried to be
Who you need me to be
Can’t hold on to her—
That other me

She feels too little
She feels too weak
She feels too needy
Just too fucking meek

Not worthy of love
Not worthy of respect
A whiny, scared baby
You always have to protect

Can you love
All that is me
Just take me as I am—
Or walk away free


I can’t be
Who you want me to be
I am not the others
I am only me

© Kaddie Tucker 2018

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s hard, to find someone who love us, when we can’t even, love ourselves first, and that, is where it all start, as we work hard, to try to accept, ALL of everything that’s happened to us, that’s made us into who we are today…

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    1. kaddietucker says:

      I agree…you have to love yourself first. But it’s a hard thing to do.
      Thank you for your thoughtful comment.


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