by Edmund Janas
Empath, gotta know your worth,
Can’t pour from an empty cup,
Gotta heal yourself first,
and that’s what’s up.
They try to fill their void with your light,
But their pain ain’t your fight.
You give an inch,
they demand a mile,
Cross your boundaries, make you hostile.
Time to build your walls up,
Protect your peace,
ain’t no free refills
for your empty cup.
They try to blame you but nah you ain’t responsible,
For their issues, their pain, you ain’t obligated to solve them.
That’s on them,
Those inner demons they gotta face.
While you stand tall
in your truth
in your grace.
Your light shines so bright it reveals their darkness,
But you ain’t here to fix them regardless.
Your empathy’s a gift, not a debt they can collect,
Gotta respect yourself, pay yourself first,
Set your boundaries, know your worth,
If you honest
been that way from your birth
The love you give is what you deserve in return.
Align with them kindred souls,
Who get you, respect your time
respect your talents
respect you goals
respect your grind
You a healer but can’t let them bleed you dry,
Gotta nourish your soul, elevate
Surround yourself with good energy,
Let your light shine boundless
You deserve love gentle as the morning sun,
Where your true self embraced and you feel
Your humanity protected, treasured, understood,
The way it should,
the way it should.