Below is the poem entitled As I Am which was written by poet
Malmstrom. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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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...