Poet Among Other Things

Mine

You know how one of the favorite social media stereotypes to pick on is that person that posts cryptic things like “I’m so done”? That phrase and others like it don’t necessarily mean “I want to complain, someone ask me what’s wrong;” Sometimes they mean “I’m done fighting” or “I’m done letting things slide.” This is one of the latter.

Mine

You tell me I’m yours
That I will be forever
No one can love me like you do
You say you won’t leave me
That you’ll always be there
Nothing I do could make you go

You say I am strong
Having fought for so long
And you’re proud to say that I’m yours
But that’s not how it goes
You’ve been part of the throes
In the tumultuous life that I’ve lived

And I’m done now
I’m cutting you off
I don’t want your pride
And I don’t want your joy
Don’t want anymore claims of “you’re mine”
‘Cause I’ve been yours for too long
You’ll look up and I’m gone
You don’t get any say
‘Cause I’m mine

I’ve been owned for so long now
Heard your sickly sweet words
Can’t tell what thoughts are yours or what’s mine
Made me do what you want
Think the action was mine
Now I can’t even trust my own mind

You say it’s all in the past
Manipulations don’t last
Then you promptly tell me what to do
You say I’ll make you sad
If I don’t listen and act
But emotions won’t help you this time

‘Cause I’m done now
I’m cutting you off
Why are your thoughts more important than mine?
I’m done being controlled
Now I’m actually bold
And I’m leaving you now
‘Cause I’m mine

I’ll figure out who I am
Don’t need help from a man
I don’t need to be told
‘Cause I’m mine

You can cry all you want
Say I’m pulling a stunt
It won’t do any good
‘Cause I’m mine

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