I don't want to put my needs aside for someone else. I want to cry and be held. What is wrong with needing that?
I'm tired of being told that I am not important, in so many different ways. I am tired of being pushed aside and ignored when I am hurting. Yes, this sounds selfish. Maybe it is. But I need just this one thing.
I could scream at the top of my lungs and not be heard. Do you know how that feels? That helplessness, when you realize you could rail with all your might, and the faces nearest you would only turn away; do you know what that feels like? To be told by someone that your pain is not as important as their own?
You love me whole, but I am broken. Who is there to love me now?