You don’t need to speak for me
I have my own voice,
I understand how to communicate
And who I talk to, is my choice.
You don’t need to think for me
I have my own mind,
I understand right from wrong
And I know when you’re being unkind.
You don’t need to lead me
I can figure out my own way,
I understand where I must get to
And when you need me to stay.
You don’t need to apologise for me
My conscience is clear,
I don’t feel I’m doing anything wrong
And I will not live my life in fear.
You don’t need to control me
But you do need to know my loyalty it’s true,
However, if you don’t like how I live my life
Maybe, I should be living it away from you.
© 2019 Poem by Baffledmum (Suki Matharu)
Live you life, your way. You don’t need anybody to live it for you. Make your own decisions, your own choices and your own mistakes…