I will not settle.

I will not settle
I have done so for far too long.
I will not say it’s okay
That you didn’t consider my feelings
When you made that joke at my expense.

I will not let you ignore me in my pain
And then say “It’s okay, we are differently wired”
Because empathy is not just another personality trait that is optional to have.
Well, I know I can forgive you for not being a gentleman
And failing to love and protect me as you should
But I will surely not settle for less
Than what I know I was meant to have.

For my Father sees me as precious, and surely it’d be a shame
If His daughter chose this subpar path, instead of wanting to wait
For something He prepared perfectly for her all this while.
No, I cant possibly settle for this, I see it so clearly now.