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… and I waited.

I believed and I had faith.

I allowed time and distance.

I took my life back.

But still, nothing.

And I watched a little of my dignity walk away.

… and I waited.

I said don’t worry about a response.

I yelled, “bring on the rain!”

I dared myself to move.

But still, nothing.

And I watched a little of my dignity walk away.

… and I waited.

I worked and I read and I thought.

I organized and I pondered and I ran.

I looked for approval less and less.

But still, nothing.

And I watched a little of my dignity walk away.

… and I waited.

I tried to make sense of the words that had been said.

I tried to make myself understand that it wasn’t real.

I held my breath and I jumped.

But still, nothing.

And I watched a little of my dignity walk away.

… and I waited.

I thought the written words said it all.

I thought the actions would soon follow.

I thought, yes, complicated us.

But still, nothing.

And I watched a little of my dignity walk away.

… and I waited.

I began to realize that words are just that.

I began to realize that saying and doing are different.

I started holding up the mirror.

But still, nothing.

And I watched a little of my dignity walk away.

… and I waited.

Each day I waited.

Each day I believed.

Each day I hoped.

Each day I wished.

Each day I had faith.

Each day I pushed away.

Each day I screamed, “please look!”

Each day I reached out.

Each day I waited for you to open your eyes and see.

But still, nothing.

And now…

I’m not waiting.

I’m lifting myself up off the floor.

My life is now.

And I’m catching up to my dignity.


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