Saturday, November 25, 2006

Peace

It dawned on me today
quite oddly
that I don’t miss you

After years of agonizing
filling all the needs
and waiting
yet again

to not be good enough
or strong enough
or fierce enough
or more adventurous,

today it dawns on me
that I don’t miss
the incessant
nagging

While I turned
myself
INSIDE OUT
to try to please

finally realizing that
the only person
I have to please is
my own damn self.

It’s peaceful in this place

So no, I don’t miss
you.

And I never again will

3 comments:

anna said...

Yep, I don't miss them either (g)
loved this one Roberta

Roberta said...

HA! Only you, my dear Anna, and a few dozen assorted misused, overworked volunteers would understand this!

It's good to be free.

d_orlando said...

It's good to be free.

If that's true then why is... Freedom just another word for nothing left lose. ;)