Holding on to letting go

There's this voice inside
That tells me to run and hide.
She talks about the pain
That will be
If I fall
and allow you 
to
Love me.

I've blocked them all out
I've kept them all away
I've told myself
"Don't allow them to stay"
I can be alone ~
Happily.
I can hold my own ~
Impeccably.

Once I believed
 I needed
Someone.
Once I wanted
Anyone.
But, I put that all
Away.
I held those thoughts 
at bay.

Now, if anyone
wants to be my 
someone.
There's something 
that 
they should know ~
I don't need 
anyone
to help me feel whole.
I want someone
who can hold their own,
walk next to me,
see me,
for who I am.
And, not try to change me
Or be something 
other
Than the best 
that they can.