Okay, I kept trying to make myself pick out the "official" little things that make up poetry so I could tell why this song is poetry. But, I don't have to restrict myself to stupid activities. I'm not in school. This isn't an assignment. So, I'm going to tell you why I picked this song to share.
I connect with it. Something about it rings true to me. And maybe this is the same thing as last week, but I'm still in the same learning phase and still experiencing the same sorts of feelings. But, I've moved into my research phase--from what I've noticed, that means I'm making an effort to accept changes in my life.
This song is the ultimate love song to me. It demonstrates such a great understanding of how important it is to be, know, and love oneself. Like I mentioned last week, we all go through changes and processes that shake our worlds and maybe cause us to question life, love, self. A lot of people seem to mistake this for "falling out of love" with their lover/partner/spouse, and they go their separate ways. Maybe that's just a part of finding theirselves, or maybe it's a lack of awareness on the idea that they need to find theirselves...Who knows. Really it isn't my place to say anyting about that, but I can always share my perceptions and perspectives. Until recently (meaning the past few years, and more so as I've gotten older and met people who have impacted the way I see the world) I've discovered that I'm the most important part of my life. This idea is hard to employ all the time, and mostly it seems I'm unsure about how to do so, but I feel good at least knowing it.
To me, a lover who understands the need to find oneself is the best lover anyone could have. I only hope that I can be such a one. While I think, as changing beings, shifting and processing means a lot of letting go and accepting new, I don't think that finding onself necessarily means letting go of everything. I think it's important to take time to discover who you are for yourself. Take whatever distance or time is necessary to see yourself on your own without other people's ideas, prejudices, and opinions affecting you too heavily. Maybe people can help you in your quest to self-love/understanding. Maybe it means giving you space. Maybe it means talking through ideas, experiences, emotions. Maybe it means taking a mental-health day from work. Maybe it means going on a solo road trip or something. I don't know, but what I've come to appreciate are the people who are willing to wait until you're ready.
You say you gotta go and find yourself
You say that you're becoming someone else
Don't recognize the face in the mirror looking back at you
You say you're leaving as you look away
I know there's really nothing left to say
Just know I'm here whenever you need me I'll wait for you
So I'll let you go, I'll set you free
And when you've seen what you need to see
When you find you, come back to me
Take your time, I won't go anywhere
Picture you with the wind in your hair
I'll keep your things right where you left them
I'll be here for you
And I hope you find everything that you need
I'll be right here waiting to see
You find you, come back to me
I can't get close if you're not there
I can't get inside if there's no soul there
I can't face you, I can't save you
It's something you'll have to do