Simple Truth

The way I see it there are two choices

I can wait for all these voices To tell me I have made it
Or I can love myself the way I am
The way I see it there are two choices
Try to do it their way Or find my own rejoicing music
And play

I’ve been given a responsibility
To love myself like I would love a child
Chaotic wild and turning
Building bridges, bridges burning
Just as I am, to love me

Maybe self hatred protects me
Until the day no one rejects me
If I reject myself first, your coldness might not hurt as much
Maybe if I work harder
Try more, do more, faster, longer
The day will come when I feel loved by everyone

I’ve been given a responsibility
To love myself like I love trees
Okay when branches crack and fall
No striving no have to’s at all
The sparkling green that breathes me
Just as I am loves me

No I do not have it all together
I never have and I never will
And I know that you don’t have it all together either
‘cause nothing here was made that way
We’re all falling, we’re all flying, we’re all playing, we’re all dying

We’ve been given a responsibility
To love ourselves like we love freedom
Using courage just to see
The simple truth of you and me
Love looks like humble gratitude Love looks like endless forgiveness
Just as we are just as we are just as we are

The way I see it there are two choices
We can wait for all these voices
To tell us we have made it
Or we can love ourselves the way we are.

©Eve Decker