Not once will I ever let myself be used again.
I know this, because lately, I’ve started to know myself a lot better.
I’ve realized
that I put the fear of God into some men,
and that women will watch me wherever I go, however I look.
I have unidentified as a martyr
for everyone else’s feelings.
I do not fear anyone’s eyes staring into mine,
and I only walk with
my head held high.
I am not shy,
nor am I weak.
No longer will I give affection to
undeserving parties.
My love does not belong to anyone else unless I say it does,
and I am saying
that right now,
not one person has
earned it.

Kayla Kathawa (via ninakathawa)