Whether it be from a family member, friend, or lover.
Not feeling good enough to be respected
Like the sun could shine on all the other flowers but yours
Going through life thinking everything is your fault.
All the mistakes were made by you
Suddenly when you think you've found love, you sacrifice things you normally wouldn't to hold on to it
You lose yourself in the storm of manipulation
Being used by those who can smell your desperation
Then you find yourself with nothing once you've given your all
Love isn't manipulation
Love isn't lies
Love isn't playing games or putting down
Love is uplifting
Kind, and patient..
It accepts you for your goods and bads
It knows you aren't perfect, but chooses to accept your imperfections
I've always felt as though I was never good enough to experience this kind of love,
Until I learned to search for it within myself ..