What I Want You to Know

You know I say I'm okay,

And that I will push you away.

But I want you to know what I want.


I want you to hug me,

And tell me that you know I'm not.

And hold me though I'm distraught.


I don't want you to ask questions,

Nor tell me I'll be okay,

Just be there for me.


Just don't leave me alone,

Don't alienate me,

I just want you to hold me.


I'll be okay.

I'll try to keep that promise,

But I need you.

That is honest 

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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