Touch My Mind by Fedora Artwork by Matias Argudin

Why do you look at me
Expecting me to be
Perfect in every way
Perfection does not exist

Always ready to criticize
Why, how, and when
I do what I do
Not realizing that I struggle daily
To live my life
To fulfill my obligations
To God first
Then to myself and
The others who depend on me

I don’t always hit the mark
I fall short, yes
But I get up the next day
Learn from my shortcomings
And keep moving

I’m not asking you to settle
For less than
What you deserve
But I am asking you
To love and accept me
As I am

To allow me to be the
Free spirited being
God made me to be
To not clip my wings
With your words of negativity

Yes, you know the words
That slips off your tongue
Because you don’t understand
Why I am doing the things I do
Why I make the choices I do
Because they go against the norm
Against what the world thinks
I should be doing

Fuck the world
They screwed me over
Early in my life
I no longer drum to its beat
I drum to the beat of the
Passion in my heart
Placed there by God
To fulfill my destiny

It really doesn’t matter
Whether you approve
Because I will never allow
You to disrupt my groove

All I ask is that
If you stay
You allow me the space
To be me
To be free
To be all that God
Made me to be
To fulfill my destiny

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