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Permission

He says I’m “difficult”
because I say what I want,
because I don’t ask his permission.

He says I’m a “bulldog”
because I do what I want,
because I don’t ask his permission.

He says I’m a “child”
because I want my own space,
because I don’t ask his permission.

I am difficult
because I say what I want,
and I don’t ask his permission.

I am a bulldog
because I do what I want,
and I don’t want his permission.

I am a child
because I want my own space,
and I don’t need his permission.

I am powerful.
because I believe in myself
and I give myself permission.

First published on Medium titled ‘I Am.’

By Dr Caroline Walters

Teacher, Writer and Researcher.

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