Myra Jefferson

Rookie (April 29,1953 / Detroit, Michigan)

Love Me Less - Poem by Myra Jefferson

I meant what I said I know what I mean
I need to get out I don't mind being seen
Doing what I do
I'm me and just me
Not an extension of you

I can dress myself I've done it for years
I've never cared much for hand pleated fears
Or shirts without color or shoes without sound
A wardrobe is empty without people around
What you try to discard is precious to me
So just love me less and let me be free

Comments about Love Me Less by Myra Jefferson

  • (5/18/2006 8:17:00 PM)

    An important message, that no one is an extension of another; and where understanding is lacking, acceptance is a good second. And where even that is lacking, well, your last two lines say it all! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, June 26, 2006

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