Monday, July 11, 2011

Dare to defy the tide

Where there is compulsion, it all becomes distasteful.

Are you forcing yourself to do things you don't like?

Give me a few minutes to debate with you, then.

One question, one word- WHY?

Because the opposite person will end up feeling bad?

Or Because they won't like you, if you don't?

Or Because you won't be their reigning favorite?

Or worse, because you fear they'll walk out on you?

Oh, no, let me guess- etiquette- isn't that it?

Quit- no, not because I'm asking you to.

Quit it because you're only deceiving yourself.

Take all the tit-for-tat social rules and moral conduct,

And weigh them on a set of scales;

On the other side is your one chance for a happy life.

I'm not even questioning who you think will win;

The answer is glaring right back at anyone who'll look.

When you're starting to bog yourself down with guilt,

The guilt of not being able to be like everyone else;

Know that everyone was not given your life to live.

They can't do so much that you do with ease.

They might have a fan following, but ask your soul-

Would you be happy to have what you are taken away,

To truly become every trait they embody?

If yes, go on, become them,

For change is your faithful, trusted aide;

And the universe will help you with all you need.

If not, wipe away the sad streaks off your face,

Discard that cloak of depression you've draped over you,

Look out into the world and ask-

"What would I want to do with my day, today?

What will make me happy, fulfilled and content?

Whom should I bless with my presence, today?

Will that do me as much good as I think it would?"

None of this is being selfish.

The world is like a picnic spot in a park;

You go there to entertain yourself, not your audience!


kayren said...

Choosing to walk on the path you'd like to take and not on what others expect you to, takes a lot of courage.. Of course, most would shun away from that path because most would want to stay where it is comfortable, what is accepted by the majority is always the safest place to be.. but i dare to defy! ((:

haze said...

I can relate. hehe!

Jodie-AnnDuhBawwss. said...

Damn straight. Live for yourself.

rivercat said...

wise words. Do you feel these rubbing off on you ? I would guess you still feel the down but the point being to balance that with the choice of other options! yes, love this! :)
Crying With A Sense Of Human

TheBlogWriter8 said...

@ Kayren:

It feels good to defy, sometimes! It's almost like you've suddenly promoted yourself to a regal status. :) I need more of that!

TheBlogWriter8 said...

@ Haze:

:) That's fabulously good always!

TheBlogWriter8 said...

@ Jodie-Ann:

:) I want to be your age and be able to start again!

TheBlogWriter8 said...

@ Rivercat:

TheBlogWriter8 is too sensible for any girl to be all the time. So, no, this isn't me. This is all the advice I give to me. I like that that equation retains my sanity!

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