As a words person I am all too aware of the power of what we choose to say. I am equally to sensitive as to what others say and often feel like I ingest words on a cellular level! These days though, if I feel unfairly judged or wronged, I am usually able to take a pause and observe the fact that these words don’t belong to me. Much of the criticism that people direct towards us is projection after all.
You do not have to wear their words
You’re not the names they called you
You aren’t the judgments that you heard
Don’t let their bullshit fool you
The box they try to put you in
The words they choose to frame you
Don’t take them on, don’t let them win
For who are ‘they’ to shame you?
You are how you so choose to be
No one dictates your story
Some people just refuse to see
(through jealousy) your glory
Just when you feel your truth’s been slurred
Rise up, for they’ve not met you
You are not someone else’s words
Fuck them, if they don’t get you!