To Get Away

They were mistaken, I never agreed to their ways, their “laws”.

All their idiocracies, their desperate attempts to control me only served to undo them. I tried to explain that in the beginning, but not one would listen.

I am the way I am for a reason.

There is no going back for them, but there is no going forward for me.  We are two separate entities fighting a losing battle against each other.

In vain they try to “help” me, to rescue me from myself.  One cannot rescue those that do not want to be.

I am my own worst enemy and my own best friend.  I will protect her at all costs.  I reserve the right to destroy myself, alone, with pleasure if I so choose.

Stop trying to take away my quiddity.  What they are trying to do will destroy me completely.

My very essence is being hammered into something I don’t even recognize anymore.

Scratching and gasping for freedom and air I try to get away.

 © Kelsi M. Meireis

5 thoughts on “To Get Away

  1. Tacit consent is often assumed. But how can you deny consent, if it is assumed from the very start? Before you even had a chance to enter into a discussion, make a decision. How can we be expected to always simply accept bargains that have been made for us in many cases long before we were born?
    Thought provoking piece. Thank you.


    1. I agree. There are many people around me who would live exactly what you describe. They know no other way to live and Whilst I understand where their standpoint comes from, sometimes I think that what they expect of me at this point in life is unrealistic. They assume that I assume that tacit consent and I don’t think they even realize it.
      I am glad you liked it.
      It seems that “Just thoughts off the top of my head” tend to ring more true than those I consciously write and mull over. I wrote this in a matter of 3 or 4 minutes and didn’t really have to edit it much so it surprised me that you found it thought provoking, but in a good way :)
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


      1. Sometimes we can do some of our best writing when we don’t have time to analyse it :) This must’ve been one of those times. Thank you for getting back to me in this.


  2. “Better hang onto yourself” as Bowie said. Or one of his personalities rather, Mr./Ms. Ziggy Stardust. Even in accepting help from others, you can’t let them change the essential you. Like you say, I am the way I am for a reason. Don’t try to fix me so much that I disappear. Great post!


    1. Thank you for your comment! I like the the way you worded the thought, “don’t try to fix me so much that I disappear”. I might have to send that in a mass text to everyone I know lol… :D


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