We are in need of permission
To be authentic
And we crave safety

We cannot fight and we cannot flee
We're always wrong and we're never free

And we crave safety
To be authentic
We are in need of permission

Poetry by StillHoppin The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-11-07 at 06:09

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night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
How many times in life I went against this silent thought that you describe so well in your poem!No it is not easy but some times we can wait until the time is right...

Helena Kam
You are great! Your poem deserves to be editor's choice!

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
You’ve stopped me cold with this. I never realized that to honestly be authentic is to seek no solas and to have no defence.

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
You've defined hopelessness.

Lovely to "see" you again. The title seems to be the crux of the poem, but recognising you probably don't need permission is the hardest to do. Great honest piece.

These words ring so very true. I like the sincerity of the thoughts, so well-put without any restrained/adorned language. Bravo!

2018-11-07 Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
Something grabs me about these words... although I'm not sure what they're about... something in me says that I know exactly what they're on about... probably projecting my own stuff onto them, sorry... but the effect was strong for me :) So happy to see you posting again :D *hugs* xx