In A Tolerating Mode
From me you received love,
And unquestionable patience.
Then I did not realize,
My mind, heart and eyes were closed...
In a tolerating mode on myself imposed.
From you I often heard it said,
I took life too seriously.
With a doing that was too sensitive.
A doing to prove to others you convinced,
I re-acted too severely...
To misdeeds done you did in innocence.
And through the years without you near,
I have to agree...
I did take you too seriously.
I did take my time with you,
As being devoted and committed too!
Until I needed no clue to know we were through.
But too sensitive when disrespected?
Too sensitive to reject anymore of your neglect?
Someone else may accept to buy your deceiving.
I am not the one to live my life to reminisce,
With that kind of living to do 'and' regret it missed.
And blessed to feel I do each day,
My experiences have taught me so many lessons.
To know from people like you I am able to walk away...
With my identity, dignity and pride intact.
To keep that way to never backtrack.
How about you?
Are you still making impressions for others to approve?