Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been borderline obsessed growing my library collection. There’s something strangely powerful to me about picking up a book and peering into the minds of another creative. Since I don’t believe I have a morsel of creativity embedded in my DNA, I’m drawn to individuals who are able to put into words how I feel on the inside. I started this new read while on vacation (new to me at least) entitled “To The Women I Once Loved” by Pierre Alex Jeanty. Now, I haven’t finished this book, but when I tell you every time I reached a new poem, young Pierre had me in my feelings for a smooth 3 hours. The kind of raw emotion he was able to evoke out of me and the sheer beauty of his writing truly manifested deep in my core. I just had to share a snippet with you guys. If you’re looking for a good quick read I definitely suggest you guys check it out. #yallthinkhesmarried?
“You deserve more of their attention than their phone does.
You deserve quality time, not just time.
You deserve effort, not just routines.
You deserve to be treated as if you are a priority, not the last thing on their checklist.
You are special and you deserve to be the only option.
If that is too much to ask, you are asking it from the wrong person.
If begging ever becomes your last approach to receive those things which ought to be freely given, it’s safe to say, you are out of your dang mind.
Begging to be loved is suicide.
It’s like going sky diving from the Eiffel Tower naked of proper equipment, and expecting gravity to overturn the outcome.
It’s like a queen begging her servants to serve her or a lion running away from its prey.
Insanity it is for a woman like you to come second or second to last on everything.
It would be an injustice for a woman like you to ever fall for a man whose words aren’t soaked in integrity and seasoned with consistency.
An injustice, I say, to give your body to men who wouldn’t dare walk next to you in public nor ever consider standing next to you at the altar.
You are more than, “wifey material.”
You are more than potential.
You are a beautiful bride who ought to be waiting on her groom. Only a man willing to fulfill that position in your life deserves you.”