No more…. Taking The Limits Off


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I saw you as the boss
Relished every word you said
Always right, while I was always wrong
Consumed by you, I believed you
Constantly walked on my toes
For fear of hurting you
For fear of never being good enough

The weight I carried was never meant for me
The hurts, the silence, kept breaking me
You constantly saw through me
Constantly needing you to help me
I needed you to help me breathe

I won’t be down anymore
I won’t be scared anymore
I won’t hide under your skin no more
I won’t let you choke me anymore

Am doing me now
So glad I dodged the bullet
Am not where I want to be but I definitely ain’t going back down
I don’t need you to breathe
I can do that myself now
Am breathing again
Your loss

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12 thoughts on “No more…. Taking The Limits Off

  1. Terrific poetic statement of strength regained! Very well done. Not only the message is pertinent but I also like the fact that you kept the poem gender free! Very good! I think many people might be surprised to know that many men find themselves in stifling relationships. This poem gives them a voice.

    Excellent. Thanks for posting!

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