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As I Am

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As I Am

I never promised you perfect. 	
I can promise you drama, bad jokes, tantrums, and tears. 
I can also promise you moments of quiet reflection, infinite trust, passionate reconciliation,   
      and unconditional love…no matter what. 
When I love, I love completely; body, heart, and soul; I know of no other way. 
Push me, kick me, cut me to the bone; you will not break me. 
I thrust when I should parry; advance when I should retreat. 
I am not wounded and broken; some damsel in need of rescue. 
I am a beautiful, frustrating, complicated mess...and I like it that way. 
So save your judgments; open your mind...and heart.
Love me…as I am…if you dare...

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  1. Date: 6/29/2010 9:31:00 AM
    Hey, this is right on the money. I love the flow of the words and the expressiveness of the piece. Welcome to Poetry Soup and keep writing. Blessings, Joseph

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 2:20:00 AM
    Well, they say that if you can admit it then your half way there. I love that this sounds like it comes straight from the heart Laure. Best Regards Paul