Loving Me

I can’t help but smile at you
When you’re walking my direction
Or laugh when your arm’s around me
Solely for my protection
You are the first to defend me
And I know that you are not pretending
But at times I become over it
And I just want you to quit
Because I am not a child anymore

I have strength and I can’t wait
For you to realize and see with your own eyes
I am not the person I used to be
As when you first started loving me

You never listen, or heed my warnings
I don’t want you to have to be in mourning
If I were to leave you here
While wiping softly at a tear
Let’s just say there are things you don’t understand
I can’t expect you to understand
I can take care of myself
I know fully well the risks
As I am not a child anymore

I have grown in more ways than one
I know the ways of the world by now
It’s not gonna break me, I don’t know how
But I do know I’m not how I used to be
As when you first started loving me

I still want you to hold me tight
And never, ever seem to let go
I just need some more room to breathe
To take in all my rainbows
I just want you to understand
I just need you to understand
I’m not a child anymore

I have strength, I can’t wait, for you to see, this is me
So heed my warning, you don’t have to be in mourning
Or shed a single tear, I don’t have to walk away from here
I have strength, I can’t wait, for you to see, this is me
So heed my warning, you don’t have to be in mourning
Or shed a single tear, I don’t have to walk away from here

I just need you to understand
I’m not a child anymore
Because the last thing I want you to see
Is that you can stop loving me





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GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm
I like this a looooot. I can relate - Loving someone but wanting your space but not...? Haha. That probably makes no sense, but I hope you know what I mean. I'd love to HEAR this.. The melody and tune and key or whatever can make a big difference. Great writing technique! :)
 
drmstarlet21 replied...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm
Hahahaha it makes sense, considering that's what I feel with this piece :) I would also love for you to hear it. One of my best friends makes stop/animation music videos on Youtube, and I might ask her if I can record one or more of my songs and have her make them into a video. I'll let you know if that happens!
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm
Haha. That would be amAZING. :) please do! :)
 
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