The Lesson

I met a man who helped me see myself through his eyes.
I chiseled away at my flaws for him.
Casting out all my demons.
So I could be perfect in his sight.
I faced my fears head on for him,
Even when I wanted to take flight.
I would kick, scream, and fight for him.
I would do it all.
Just so I could make him proud
and be the girl that he wanted…
At his feet I would fall down and crawl.
I built and rebuilt.
I tore down and built again.
I climbed mountains and fought my soul just so I could please him.
And when I was ready, in front of him I stood, ready to conquer whatever obstacle that would…
DARE get in the way of this man loving me.
You see, I met a man who helped me see myself through his eyes just fine,
The only problem was….

he was too scared to look into mine.


  • Amalive January 6, 2017 at 1:03 am

    I just wanted to say I really enjoyed this piece you wrote 😊

    • Nancy January 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! ☺️


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