People are going to misunderstand you

And maybe its okayTo expect this.To not be offendedWhen they mispronounce your nameOr assume you like mayonnaiseAnd that its really notThe end of the worldIf they don’t like you.People will misundertand youBecause they don’t live in your worldThey have not tasted your painDrank of your joyNor heard your doubts constantly whirringIn the background.So what to […]

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Victimhood is Infectious

It starts off like a niggleIn the back of your throat;A common slightAn unsurprising snubA minor bruise to the ego.No biggie.But when you stay outsideFor long enoughIn the cold winds of gossipAnd cynicismAnd low expectations of lifeIt will not be surprisingIf that scratch in your throatDevelops into somethingPersistent and uglyAnd infectious.We are not often braveNot […]

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Four Minutes

How long does it take to catch feelings? To get offended? To be overwhelmed by emotion? The trek up Kilimanjaro Takes about a week Of committed hiking To reach the summit, But a mountain’s worth of offence Can form out of thin air In four minutes or less And may take decades to overcome. There’s […]

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Healing is a Choice

And wholeness is not a luxuryFor those that have never been hurt.Building a theater to showcase your woundsMay earn you a moral high groundBut that is not a stage you canStand on for long.Because soon enough,The sores you insistOn leaving openWill help you descendTo the same depthsAs your offenders.Victimhood makes for a flimsy identity,No matter […]

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