I Must Take Care of MeMature

Boundaries. We've gotta have 'em. If we live our lives as human doormats, we will have no life at all. God wants us to love others as we love ourselves. If we love others as we love ourselves, then perhaps the 'others' mentioned would be in dire straits, because we've lost love for ourselves.
I speak for myself.
Feelings of selfishness aside, I will learn to take care of me.

Verse One, Part One
Hello, darling; you want to talk again?
My emotions are crazy, but I'm your friend
If I'm your friend, then I've gotta save you
Nevermind that I can barely make it through
Is it really the best time to call now?
Okay, okay, I'll find the strength somehow
Even though I'm barely still standing
After all your whining and demanding

Verse One, Part Two
This has got to stop
This doormat I'm becoming
I can barely breathe
From all this running

Chorus
I know you will be guilt-tripping me
If I dare to take care of myself
I know you'll only blame me of being
Uncaring, like "everyone else"
But today, I'm going to stay my distance
Take just one minute to breathe
I love you more than you could ever know
But now, I must take care of me

Verse Two, Part One
Baby, I know your heart is heavy and cold
But I cannot be responsible for my life and yours
God knows I want to help you however I can
But this time, I have to close the door
I'm still here, a shoulder to cry on
But I cannot listen all hours of the day
I love you, I love you, you know I do
It's just that I'm losing my own faith

Verse Two, Part Two
I cannot be
Responsible for you
 I can barely limp
From all the saving I try to do

 Chorus
I know you will be guilt-tripping me
If I dare to take care of myself
I know you'll only blame me of being
Uncaring, like "everyone else"
But today, I'm going to stay my distance
Take just one minute to breathe
I love you more than you could ever know
But now, I must take care of me

Bridge
It's not selfish; it's not cruel
It's not mean, and it's not rude
Let me take a moment to catch my breath
Else I'll be at my death
Honey, I love you truly
But this dependence is unruly
I know you'll cry and whine
But I have to take care of me this time

Chorus
I know you will be guilt-tripping me
If I dare to take care of myself
I know you'll only blame me of being
Uncaring, like "everyone else"
But today, I'm going to stay my distance
Take just one minute to breathe
I love you more than you could ever know
But now, I must take care of me 

The End

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