Monday, July 28, 2014

On my own two feet

you have been a crutch
something strong & solid
I could lean upon when
the world beneath me
was a turbulent sea

& I used you
      abused you.

I was a grain of sand
and you were a clam
with the magic touch
to make me feel like
the pearl I longed to be

& I clung to you
       hung on you

but I will work harder
to tether myself
in this turbulent sea

     I will strive harder
to showcase myself
as who I long to be

& I thank you
    for being my ground
      thank you
    for helping me shine

& I'm sorry
    for taking advantage of
    your generous heart
          sorry 
    for allowing my selfishness
    to overstay
    my welcome


6 comments:

Björn Rudberg said...

Nobody that makes a pearl out of grain of sand will leave.. It is a symbiosis and you belong together.. No apologies needed ;-)

Grace said...

For the admiration and support are mutual, no apologies are needed too ~ I specially like that part about the grain of sand & pearl ~

Brian Miller said...

i would hope that i never convey an overstay of welcome...there does come a time we learn to stand on our own...but hopefully that is not at the expense of those that helped us get there...

Jeff said...

At various times in my life I've been on both sides of this. Well-written poem, and great imagery! (I spent a few hours yesterday at the beach. No pearls, but I did come away with some sunburn and a jellyfish sting.)

Victoria said...

To me, this felt like something most of us can say to a spouse or loved one at times. It's so easy to take advantage of each other, to take them for granted.

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