Friday, July 13, 2012

366 Days: If You Really Knew Me



If you really knew me you would say I am quiet.
If you really knew me you would say I am loud.
If you really knew me you would say I am brave
If you really knew me you would understand shame.
If you really knew me you would be shocked.
If you really knew me you would love me.
If you really knew me you would know the horror of abuse.
If you really knew me you would say I am a good mother.
If you really knew me you would want to know more.
If you really knew me you would tell me however I show up is okay.
If you really knew me you would ask me questions.
If you really knew me you would want to open me up with a can opener.
If you really knew me you would not allow me to be alone.
If you really knew me you would be worried.
If you really knew me you would be proud.
If you really knew me you would see ugly scars.
If you really knew me you would be wounded.
If you really knew me you would know that I lie. 
But more often I tell the truth.
If you really knew me you would ask me to dance. 
If you really knew me you would sing out loud with me.
If you really knew me you would want to marry me.
If you really knew me you would know I never back down from a dare.
If you really knew me you would be angry.
If you really knew me you would wrap your arms around me. Tight. Tighter.
If you really knew me you would unfold.
If you really knew me you would call me a soldier.
If you really knew me you would say I am loyal.
If you really knew me you would be bold.
If you really knew me you would taste bitterness.
If you really knew me you would jump through hoops.
If you really knew me you would want to be my friend forever.
If you really knew me you would tell me to stay.
If you really knew me you would love better.
If you really knew me I would love better.

2 comments:

grace said...

I want to be your friend forever.

jen gray said...

i love what i know about you. with all of my heart.