Being You

they said
be careful
don’t get hurt

you didn’t listen

they said
it’s too risky
you’ll be sorry

you didn’t listen

they said
things they didn’t even believe
to keep you close, keep you in place, “don’t leave”

you didn’t listen then
and you still won’t now

so let them say
what they will

and you keep being you

(D James)

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it’s alright when I shut up and listen …

waiting
wanting
you

just you

but this damn waiting
feeling spun out
lost

knowing you’re there
somewhere

too far

then I close
my eyes
and listen

can see
your smile
almost hear
your laugh

feel you
right here
with me

(D. James)