1 min read

I don't want greatness.

Greatness takes walking through fire,

And living to tell the tale.

It takes losing everything you hold dear,

And coming back stronger.

I don't want that.

I want to grow old with the man I love.

And raise my darling daughter to outlive me.

Please God, don't give me greatness.

I don't want to pay the price.

Let me stay mediocre and content.

With a story too uneventful to tell.

A happy ever after that won't grab any headlines.

But quietly fills my heart to bursting every day.

Keep me unremarkable, I pray,

So I can continue to bask in the beauty of a blessed, blissful ordinary life.

To receive any new poems I write to support your body image recovery and psychological healing via email, please subscribe here.

* The email will not be published on the website.