I Hope you Know I’m Nothing Like Her. {Poem}

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I hope you know
I’m nothing like her

I don’t give third
And fourth chances

Even when you are crying outside my door
Pleading
For just one more chance
Just one more

I hope you know
I stand my ground
Know my worth
And know when to walk away

Because when I say no
I mean it
With every single cell of my being

I hope you know
That I won’t be the one who answers your calls
When something great in your life happens
Or when you are in deep despair

I’m a believer in connection
In community
That in the grand scheme of things
We are all in this life experience together

But I also believe in values
In respect
In integrity

I hope you know
That the effort you are putting in is futile

Because when some doors close
They are locked forever

Granting access
Only to those worthy
Of the quality of love
Respect
And attention that I deserve.

 

 

Author: Alexa Torontow

Image: Used with permission from Danielle Baker 

Editor: Emily Bartran

 

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Alexa Torontow

Alexa Torontow is a naturopathic medical student, yoga teacher and writer in Canada. She’s wildly passionate about preventative health, mindful movement and discovering daily tools that help us feel better and live better. Connect with Alexa on Facebook , Instagram , or through her Website.

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