Potentially No By Aqueilla C. Terry


They say blood is thicker than water...

but this well has run dry..so my bruises "pop" like they've become part of my outfit...
Potentially I saw better
Potentially I wanted better...
Potentially I knew it would be worth it...
But it’s the potential that got me here...
That has me disappointed in you...so blinded by what you could do
Turning my face away...from what you're doing. Society said you got the potential...
So stick with it...
And that's the problem....the potential....
-A.C.T. 9/17/15

You ever been in strong like or in love with a person because of their potential? Like you legitimately saw so much more in them than what they were displaying? It was all in the way you looked at them and how you noticed their drive and ambition for certain things, how it was clear they had been hurt before, struggled with so much prior to you and even during but you knew that it was nothing but greatness within them. That if they put their heart and soul into what they truly loved they would excel. So you encourage them, their gift, always sending positive vibes their way, pray for them, wishing that one day they would see what you see them.

Yea potential, it's an awesome thing to see in someone because you always want to see the good in people. It's a rare that many people ACTually see what a person can become so when the time comes it’s magnificent. So if you have yet to experience this ...there's a message in this post for you.

So, anyway...you see the potential and as I stated before you encourage them, you understand their past, that people have misunderstood them for so long and they are dealing with deeper issues than you could imagine but you become a listener, a friend, a companion, what it is that they need.....now wait , let me interject something right here... (You become what they need for the MOMENT, or this particular moment in time).

Okay, now again

You help them in shape form or fashion that you can, praying for them, being mental and physical support because yes a person does require both. Everything you do is the opposite of what others have done because one you've been there before and know how to come out of all of that and two your support is genuine. Now, understand it's perfectly fine to be supportive, show that you care and to help someone who shows that do want help from someone willing to help them out. However, what happens is that no matter what you do for them something still seems to be missing from your eyesight.

Every day you try to figure you what in the world is wrong with them based off their reaction to things or they always seem to mistake a positive for a negative because they are so used to people being negative towards them that what you are doing is simply abnormal.

Well in one sense they really need some time to themselves to figure out who they are, to remove themselves from every battle they are in and change their way of thinking along with their mindsets. It’s called "hurt" which if you never let it go for it to heal than its something a person can live with forever. It will block out so much from the things they truly want because they are consistently looking for the bad in everything.

So as much as you try to help ...you are doing good and the impact you are having on them is doing its part but it can cause you to be frustrated and lose focus on yourself; trying to help them out.

But they seem to be non-chalant, continue lying unnecessarily, overreacting, and continue to do things that they need to stop doing. They may drink heavenly because it's an escape route to have a moment where everything stops for a few seconds. They seem to want to party all the time as a distraction for their reality or they show they care but their turmoil causes problems (cheating, excessive lying, distance) those types of things.

Again, the entire time you are just simply going...What is wrong with you? Because you seem to be the mature one, extending open arms to be there for them but again all of these things still exist.

See what I mean? How something as potential can cause you to lose sight for who a person is RIGHT now

So yeah you see the King or Queen in them, but the truth is they have yet to see it. You can tell them all day but until they recognize it, it meaningless. Sometimes you have to let go of people so that they can see who they are through your eyes. Allow them to tap into that by going on with their lives without you and if you two shall meet up again they will think you for it. When you make a great impact on people they remember; to be honest you are better remembered then all of the people who have done them wrong.

This was me once....I had fallen for someone based off their potential....I never will regret it...

I saw so much in them...the crown they wore. The kingdom they could rule...

As a writer...the ability to construct how magnificent they were in their future into words and pictures was a present I still have wrapped....

They had so much in them...I knew no one could see what I saw. Because their eyes were so focused on bad things that to hear a positive word was strange beyond measure....

That was an experience....I'd tell my readers...my followers...my children. And the man I'm going to marry one day....

Stories like that can change people. Reach a new mind...

That was me....in strong like of potential...

Nobody once wanted to hear the truth from me....

Potential. Most would say its eff'd up....I say a joanin..is a real feeling...that can take over your mind as well as your eyes...

potentially I just saw more.. So I LEFT!

potentially.


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