~The Fork in Your Road~

I see the man
Aware of me
Aware of
The dichotomy
Of this way
And that way
On one hand
Listening to
What they say
Quietly
Stoically
“This is how its supposed to be”
Says he
Convincingly
Some days
Unconvincingly
Other days
Wondering
Blundering
Covering
Up
The fire
Of desire
To walk
Another way.

On the other hand
Theres no listening to
What they say
Loudly
Proudly
Out loudly
Speaking
“I honor a different way”
Says he
Convincingly
Some days
Unconvincingly
Other days
Driven
Ambition
Admission
Of
The fire
May dim
Within him
If what he knows
Becomes not
What he chose
Silently opposed
He will stay.
Quietly grey
He will say
“I was brave enough to know the other way.”

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~Unconditionally~

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Monday, September 23th 5:12am

You need to know something…
I do not want to fix you…
or save you….
or change you.
I am not here because I think you need me.
If you chose to walk away at this moment…
I would know in my heart that you are OK…
that you would be OK..
and that I would be OK too…
and you need to understand that.
I can never be an obligation.
You cannot be a part of my life because…
you are afraid of how it may hurt me…
If you were to walk away.
You must stay because you want to…
You choose to….
The same reason you should have to walk away.
I have no idea what this is or what it may become…
that doesn’t matter to me.
It is what it is….
and I am blessed to have it that way.
I dare you…
to love me…
to hate me…
to understand me…
to learn from me…
to touch me…
to leave me…
to hurt me…
and see what happens….
or don’t.
But understand that I CHOOSE…
when to give you the power to hurt me….
and with this choice…
comes the understanding that you will…
and that’s OK.
I just want you to be you.
I am safe…
And unsafe…
in ways that others are not.
And no matter what happens…
I will always be a safe place…
Of unconditional love and admiration…
For You.

~nj~