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The Shining { A Message to My Daughter }

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listen to the man in front of you † †  
not your girlfriends † †  
or the ghosts of boyfriends past † †  
or the voice in your head † †  
feeding you ideologies of what a man should be † †  
listen to the man in front of you † †  
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take a step back from the fire † † †
for a moment † †  
see him for who he is † †  
not for what you want him to be † †  
or what you think his potential could be † †  
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listen.. † †  
then watch how he moves † †  
that is the comparison you should be making † †  
peep the energy he keeps around him † †  
the kind of things he entertains † †  
his ...extravagances † †  
check for self discipline and character † †  
his level of accountability † †  
what kind of life is he building? † †  
is it a vision or a delusion? † †  
do not confuse his education with intellect † †  
or his strength with resolve † †  
same goes for you † †  
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take time for some honest self analysis † †  
examine your pros and cons † †  
your needs and your wants † †  
where your life is headed and is he a compatible fit † †  
review your behavior † † †
and his response to your behavior † †  
then and ask yourself † †  
what was it that drew you to this man † †  
and what is it that keeps you drawn to this man † †  
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is it a relationship † † †
you are cultivating with him? † †  
are you trying to relate to him? † †  
or is it strictly about how he makes you feel? † †  
in what context do you want him? † †  
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... † †  
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once again † †  
back away from the fire † †  
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separate how you feel about him † †  
and what doesn't feel right † †  
and what you know for sure † † †
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remember † † †
love doesn't give a fuck about logic † †  
use your intellect and intuition † † †
to help guide your heart † †  
cuz with or without this man in front of you † †  
your soul is always going to be † †  
your own responsibility † †  
do you have a fundamental † † †
love for yourself? † †  
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... † †  
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if you're the grown woman † † †
you claim to be † †  
then take responsibility for your life † †  
cuz beyond all the advice † †  
beyond all the emotional support † †  
you're going to have to carry the weight † † †
of your decisions all by yourself † †  
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once again † †  
do you have a fundamental † † †
love for yourself? † †  
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... † †  
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just know this †
when you get off the phone †
when you turn off the laptop † †  
turn off the lights and close your eyes † †  
your truth always will be there waiting for you † †  
shining in the darkness † †  
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Naajir
Written by Naajir
Published | Edited 26th Jul 2019
Author's Note
Inspired by Amorous_tryst
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