Don’t judge me, 

Based on what you can do.

On your expectations of me.

Why can’t I just be?

Do you really think I’m lazy?

Hard or unkind.

I do the best I can.

I’m sorry I have to take my time.

I would not ask for help,

For what I can do myself. 

Please don’t think I don’t try.

You see me as flawed. 

Not whole.

Your judgment touched my soul.

I can’t show you the pain I live.

I hope you never have to feel,

The limitations that for me are so real.

I will continue to do my best.

It’s okay that’s not enough for you.

For me, this is my truth.

I will always assume

That you do the best that you can do.
By, TJP 


Clear Your Conscience

Open your mind

Willing and kind

Honesty to unbind

Change the script

No room to slip

Heed my tips

Healing begins

At the end of a pen

You don’t need to win

Freedom from pain

So much to gain

Clear away the stain

Use your voice

You have a choice

Your heart will rejoice

Tell a trusted soul

Become whole

Let go of control

Own your mistakes

Apologize, do what it takes

Be humble, not fake

You are not alone

The path you have been shown

Your life will become your own

Trusted friends you will find

When you clear your mind

You will find the world willing and kind




I do not want to live for you

Nor you to live for me

Just stand with me

By my side

Through eternity

What I imagine

It should be like

Is not what I have found

I don’t want to be a wife

Or carry you around

I will not ask that you carry me

Just give me one small gift

Show me that

Compassionate love

Really does exist

I will walk the world with you

No matter good or bad

Promise to hold on to you

When ever you are sad

Walk with me

Hand in hand

I promise to let go

You do not need to hurt me

Just need to let me know






True Love

To know true love

What would you see

Does that hope

Look like me


Is it a feeling

Person or place

Or could it be that one perfect face


If you could name it

What would you say

A perfect moment

The bright sunny day


Is it warm

Safe and serene

Must it be beautiful

Pretty and clean


Calmly wrapped in each others arms

Content with out disarming charm

Do you have expectations in place

To muddle the dream

To set the pace


True love is nothing

More than a promise

To walk through life

Open and honest



Don’t Love Me

You don’t have to love me

There is no written law

I will love you anyway

Whether near or far

If you can not see it

My mind it may be blue

Whether or not I love you

Has not to do with you

It is the way you treat me

That dictates what I show

If you can not feel it

Look at what you know

So, you don’t have to love me

But remember what I say

If you are not kind to me

You will not know today

No matter what I feel for you

It is true you may not know

For it is how you treat me

That dictates what I show