I’m Worth It

Always the outsider, the odd one out
Didn’t quite fit or gel with the rest
Hurt by your inane attempts
To pretend you wanted me there
Due to some sense of obligation
That I never required, but might have liked
Only with honesty and authentic care
Your game was at my expense
My heart splintered each time
You demonstrated the bond
Between yourself and all the others
Your outings and goings about
Where I was excluded and left out
Mentioned in passing, I’m sure by mistake
Only occasionally invited because it was insisted
By my one or two supports that I am grateful for
But I thank you for the lesson you gave
A masterful teacher in the obligatory
For I’ve thrown that out
Along with relationships that I’m supposed to have
For I value myself now that I’ve grown
To be treated with genuine love and respect
Not second choice or an after thought
I’m worth more than you have ever known

Debbie Gravett © 2019.01.15

FOWC: Inane
Image by Pixabay/Alexas_Fotos

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