i used to worry that others
would finally see
the truth of me
my midnight darkness
entwined with silver light
reject me as the monster
withdraw their love
threaten to set my house ablaze
with their self-righteous torches
i no longer have the time
nor the patience
for the faint of heart
the weak of will
i will not change
or contort myself
to earn the thin gruel
of such conditional love
i was made for bigger dreams
© 2019 Christine E. Ray – All Rights Reserved
5 thoughts on “That was Then, This is Now – Christine E. Ray”
I love this so much and I’m right with you! I’m so tired of pulling myself back because my exuberant love is too much for them. I’m an all out person and I won’t apologize for it anymore.
Spoken as one of those fiercer souls.
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Christine E. Ray – Done with that!
Your words speak volumes, Christine. I love this.