approval junkies anonymous

i’ve sparkled and shone
when in the World’s good graces
but let just one of them cast
a disapproving glance
and the thundercloud doubts
would roll in…..
for too long i have cared
what the World thinks of me
i have followed the junkies’ formula:
approval = love
i’ve needed that thumbs up
cause i’ve somehow felt
i’m not enough on my own
but the burden of pleasing everyone
is just too heavy to carry anymore…..

out there somewhere
where people stand up and say
“Hi, I’m (insert name here)
and I am an approval junkie”?
i’d like to know cause i would attend
regular meetings…though i worry
that we’d all sit around
afraid to disapprove of one another
and nothing would ever get done….

so go on tell me
you don’t like something about me
let me see how i handle it
tell me i don’t have your blessing
let me see how i far i’ve come
at learning to love myself
regardless of what you think
not me….well….
i sorta do….sometimes….
guess it’s off to another AJA meeting……
where i’m sure to find someone
who’ll remind me
that my own favorable opinion
is all the approval i really need…

approval junkies anonymous


Joined March 2008

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anybody else out there feel ever this way???

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