Make This Your Battle Cry

10 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

I have to be me!

I am fighting a 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.

 

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4 Responses to “Make This Your Battle Cry”

  1. Dawn Brown February 10, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    I love this poem, as I love all of your work. There are so many powerful influences pushing us to change ourselves, and you are so right. Experience needs to guide us.

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    • LOUISE GIBSON February 10, 2017 at 11:01 am #

      DAWN, i AM ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM YOU. THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING. THERE IS AN ADVANTAGE IN REACHING A RIPE OLD AGE. I AM NOT INTIMIDATED BY SOCIETY AS STRICTLY AS I WAS WHEN YOUNGER WHEN I SUFFERED FROM THE “DISEASE TO PLEASE”. MY GOAL AT PRESENT IS TO PLEASE OUR LORD AND STRIVE TO DO HIS WILL.
      GOD BLESS YOU, DEAR ONE.
      ‘LOVE YOU!

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  2. itsrebekahlyn February 10, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    I love this. It’s empowering!

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    • LOUISE GIBSON February 10, 2017 at 8:54 am #

      THANK YOU, BECKY. BEING YOURSELF, OR AT LEAST BEING ABLE TO EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS OR HONEST OPINIONS IS SO IMPORTANT…TREASURE THE MOMENTS OF OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.

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