OK To Be Me

I spent my life hiding who I really was,

Afraid of being rejected by you,

Of not being good enough in your eyes,

I would sell my soul for your acceptance.

The whole time hating myself for being me!

And hating you for my fear of you!

Now I’d like your acceptance,

But I won’t die,

For now, being OK to be me,

Comes from me

Because my Big Brother loves me perfectly,

As I am,

And I can begin to do the same for me and you

Imperfectly!
Jim H.