If only you could be mine..., You would. I wouldn't have to beg.
When you said You didn't like What I did, I dropped it. When you said You didn't like What I said, I shut it. When you said You didn't like What I thought, I stopped it. And then one day, I realized, I didn't like Who I was becoming. So I picked what I dropped. [...]
Your knees may be wobbling, For you may have been beaten down, From fear, disrespect or hate. Still, I say, Stand up for yourself. The walls of your world May have collapsed all around you. The walls you spent your life on. Still, I dare say, Stand up for yourself. You might seem all alone [...]
"When do you know it is ego and when it is self-respect?" asked a friend. "When you don't regret it later, it is self-respect. Otherwise, ego," replied I. "Great one! I will think over this," she said. While the advice-seeker appreciated the eloquence of the advice, little did she know that it stemmed from the [...]