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No longer do I seek out
outside approval
or acknowledgment
Kind words regarding
my eyes, lips or hair
do nothing but provide
a brief outwardly smile
like a sugary treat

Provide nourishment
as a bowl of
homemade vegetable soup
Look into my soul and
see how the Maker
has made a special
creature, unfinished
and yet still perfected
See beyond a smile
and curvy hips
Speak to the small voice
inside of me
Using words as "Queen"
"Regal" and "Sophisticated"
are empty if you don't
know why
I am

No longer do I seek
approval for things that
are beyond my control
I didn't create my skin color
I didn't create the texture of my hair
or the shape of my nose
I can not take credit for any of those things
I did not take part in their creation
But my soul I am responsible for
My heart and compassion I must intend to daily
I am as sweet as a Hersey's kiss
but I am as mighty as the Hands that
made me

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I will never, ever, never, ever live in a box.


again.


If I can't be appreciated, celebrated, loved, and befriended with honestly and openly....with no conditions and controls.....then I can't be....for you.

I'm a good friend.  I'm a good person. I deserve good things from good people who really want to celebrate whatever connection I have with them....outside the box.


I'm free to be.