This is for you who called at the middle of the night to check that I am okay
For you who traded his sane heart so that mine could heal
This for the man who offered me a hand when I was too weak to take the stairs
This is for the men who saw right through my sad smile and insisted to know what lay behind
This is for you who held my hand in the cold of the night and reminded me of who I was before life happened
And in the wind reminded me, how swiftly like it I used to blow
And in the starlight, reminded me of how the magic shone through
Of the sparkle that was, before it grew dim in the dark of the night
This is for my dad who looked at me with so much faith and re-affirmed what I have always known
Who awakened the little girl in me
This is for the man who made me realize that I didn’t need those pills to keep my moods in check
This is for you who jumped above the boulders, to ensure I didn’t sit here alone.
This is for the men who looked for me, until they found me when all I wanted was to be lost.
This is for the men who didn’t and who don’t mind the friend zone or the human zone,
so long as they knew they were in a zone they could watch me
This is for you who didn’t stop at anything to see me do the right thing
This is for my brother who sent me text after text even when a reply took centuries
This is for my younger brother, who didn’t know a thing but knew that I needed to be handled like an egg
This is for the lecturer who smiled at me on a bad school day
This is for you who wished that you could have been in a position to change everything
This is for you who never talked, who never showed up but silently I knew you were watching me.
And I knew that you were praying for me
For you who sat through the ocean of tears and gave me an ear
This is for you who called from world’s apart
For you who called from the land of no cars and of zero network
For you who called from the battlefield, to ascertain that I was still winning mine
This is for you who called from the middle of the jungle, down by the waterfall
This is for the men who hurt me in the midst all my magic and awesomeness
This is for you; who reminded me how stronger I was, and how ignorant I was of it
This is for you, who was here not because of pity but because you wanted to.
This is for the men who gave me wings, who made me fly, when I couldn’t do it alone
For the men who looked for me, until they found when all I wanted was to be lost.