Self-Preservation

Too busy splitting hairs
In desperate need for the upper hand
Defence to make IT be right
Cryptic behaviour and words
Breaking relationships in the quest
To be right, be the successful one
That judgement won’t find us wanting
That we will be seen
To have made something of life
Something acceptable to the world
The guard and protector of our highest
Ego employing fear to cause an action
That when considered and thought out
Is most likely unnecessary and detrimental
For we need none of these things
Our soul needs only to be that which it is
True and authentic to its own character
Right and success are a matter of opinion
And they who judge are not qualified

Debbie Gravett © 2021.10.03

FOWC: Splitting Hairs
RDP: Cryptic
Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay

2 thoughts on “Self-Preservation

  1. That last line sums it up perfectly. Love what you say throughout the poem, but gravitated to these most of all:
    “we need none of these things
    Our soul needs only to be that which it is
    True and authentic”
    Yup, truth. Thanks for sharing.

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