I Like Myself A Little Bit More Without You

I Like Myself A Little Bit More Without You

I like myself a little bit more without you

I like how I don’t have to filter my words
or myself
I like how I don’t second guess myself
because you had a way of making me feel
broken 
incomplete 
not enough 
You had a way of comparing me to
those I don’t want to be anything like.

I like myself a little bit more without you
I don’t feel like I’m lying to myself
I don’t feel like hiding from the world
I don’t feel like a fool
I like how I don’t see myself through
your ungratified eyes anymore
I like how I don’t have to live up to
your hideous expectations
I like how I’m now free
I like how I lift myself up
without you bringing me down.

I like myself a little bit more without you
I like how I don’t need your validation
I like how I don’t have to wait for you
to make up your mind
or realize my worth
I like how I define my own worth now
without your love 
without your approval
without your attention.

I like myself a little bit more without you
I like the things you didn’t like too
I like how I didn’t believe you
how your games didn’t work on me
I like how you ended up losing
even though you thought you were winning
I like myself a little bit more now
to the point where I don’t need your closure
to the point where I don’t need you. 

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