Love Me as I am
An orphan is what they call me
An unlucky child, some may say.
I grew up without a family,
Now I'm just trying to find my way.
You may be tempted to judge me,
You may think I'm immature for my age,
but I think I've done pretty well
for having been raised in an orphanage.
Of course you'll find gaps in my life.
There's so much I never got to learn,
so much I never got a chance to practice,
so many times I never got to take my turn.
Still I am who I am today
because of my unique experiences in life,
having faced more loss than you likely ever had to,
having conquered incredible internal strife.
Please don't try to change me.
I'm not a project for you to fix.
Please love me just as I am,
with nothing taken from or added to the mix.
I have so much to add to the world,
and I could love to the moon and beyond,
But until I know that I am truly loved,
my heart will never respond.