I wished for a man who wasn’t like my father,
I didn’t want a man who’ll hurt me emotionally,
Yet I dated many men like my father,
Many men hurt me emotionally,
I thought I’ll keep meeting men like my father.
Yet because of my father I swore I wouldn’t settle for a man like him,
I saw my mother’s unhappiness,
I swore I would walk away if a man turned out like him,
I didn’t want to have my mother’s unhappiness,
I would rather be single then stay with a man like him.
Thankfully, I didn’t end up marrying a man like my father,
The man I married doesn’t hurt me emotionally,
The man I married doesn’t bring unhappiness like my father,
The man I married has been slowly healing me emotionally,
All because I swore I wouldn’t settle for someone like my father.