I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a person.
I am an aunt, a cousin, a niece, a friend.
I have thoughts. I have feelings. I have convictions. I have faith. I have boundaries.
I am entitled to my thoughts.
I am entitled to my feelings.
I am entitled to my convictions.
I am entitled to my faith.
I am entitled to my boundaries.
Do not trample upon my thoughts.
Do not trample upon my feelings.
Do not trample upon my convictions.
Do not trample upon my faith.
Do not trample upon my boundaries.
If you want to be in my life, you must not force yourself upon me.
It won't get you far.
If you want to be in my life, your actions will speak louder than words.
Use force and meet resistance.
With grace, we will meet halfway.
Update: Since this was an incredibly random post, I wanted to give some background. This poem was written for an art project that two ladies from church are putting together. It's a combination of taking photos of women, pairing the photos with an I Am statement, and compiling the photos/stories into a large display. They have taken pictures of women from various walks of life, including women who were living in a shelter when their photos were taken. I will post a link as soon as I can find one.
Have you ever participated in a large scale art project? We'd love to hear your story!