I’d Like To

I’d like to say I’m sorry for being so poor, but I’m not.
Not having monetary wealth has taught me the worth of human lives over material items.

I’d like to say I’m sorry for not being able to be around a lot of strangers all the time, but I’m not.
I cannot help the disabilities that I’ve been born with. The only thing I can do is strive to work with them.

I’d like to say I’m sorry that because I look ‘normal’, people assume there’s nothing wrong with me, but I’m not.
Society’s inability to understand and accept “invisible illnesses” is not my fault, it’s theirs.

I’d like to say I’m sorry that my feelings are hurt with I’m ignored by people I consider my family, but I’m not.
It simply means that I care, maybe too much, but I’ll never consider love to be a weakness.

I’d like to say I’m sorry for all my faults, but I’m not.
Each and everything that you’d consider a fault, I consider a characteristic and without them I wouldn’t be me.

There are so many things that I’d like to apologize for, but I refuse to. There are some things in life that you should be sorry about and being yourself is not one of them.

If you can’t take me the way I am, then perhaps we should go our separate ways. The one thing I will be sorry for though is your refusal to see what a good person I am because you must have been blind this whole time.

#poetry