Any attempt to change who you are
for the benefit of another person
may, for a short while
make that other person happy,
though, with the proper time
and effort to change who you are
to benefit your own becoming
can and certainly will last a lifetime.
And when you allow this transformation
there’s an opportunity for progression,
making obstacles easier to handle,
freedom easier to give,
and makes love easier to receive.
Something in us changed
I’m not sure when, but
it happened in an instant
and lasted a lifetime.
in my lifetime –
more than I’d like to admit –
and nobody said a word.
nearly 200 days –
admittedly I tend to live in extremes –
everyone has an opinion.
I let them
take their shots –
most of them actually do care –
then lace my boots.
have our reasons
to stay or to go –
for fear, faith, or love –
and my reason to stay is going.