12 Apr

         From the Heart

       Louise Gibson

                         I am fighting the battle of resistance.
                         I have to be me, in spite of insistence.
                         The world is doing its best night and day
                         to alter my thinking, to follow its way.
                        Commercials tell me what I should buy,
                        Etiquette dictates the “how” and the “why”.
                        Experience has proven to be my friend.
                        My values I no longer have to defend.
                        Don’t try to make me an image of you.
                        It is so refreshing to have one’s own view.
                        No longer young, my spirit tells me.
                        In spite of man’s thinking, I have to be Me!

4 Responses to “I HAVE TO BE ME”

  1. Jan Romes April 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    To be truly happy we have to be ourselves 🙂 Thank you for the reminder, as sometimes I get caught in the undercurrent of life and forget to just be me.


    • oldthingsrnew April 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

      Jan, you should always just be yourself. You are great as you are.


  2. DiVoran Lites April 12, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    This poem expresses my feelings exactly. What freedom, what joy, to finally be able to rely on our own experiences and intutition and stop swaying in the wind with every opinion that comes along. They may call us eccentric, but I’d rather be eccentric than foolish any day. Thanks, Louise, fellow poet.


    • Louise Gib son April 12, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

      Thank you for your kind remarks. My only regret is that it took so long to realize that God is in control. I wish I had looked up sooner! God bless!


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