When emotional needs
Are not met.
Ignored as a young child,
Taught you and your needs weren’t important,
Seen (sometimes), not heard,
Behave according to their high expectations,
Not be an inconvenience,
Not in the way,
You believe what this care giver says,
The person most important to you in your life then,
The one with lapsed responsibility,
Supposedly caring for your mental health and well-being,
Who encouraged you to believe you are not worthy.
Learnt to live life apologetically
According to others’ will and demands,
Let others do what they want with you,
While hanging your head in shame.
Enough I say!
Now is the time to change,
To live life for you,
Put yourself first,
Throw yourself into what you want to do
With wild abandon,
With passionate intent