Be the Tree!

Good morning!  Here is the poem from my book, Embracing Your Inner Cheerleader.  The quote above was taken from that.

Have a joyful day!

Willow You?
I began my life passively

Or, so I thought 

Not that one could discount

The hard-headed stubbornness

That runs like a deep vein of gold

In the granite rock of the genetic

Makeup of my family tree 

But, as the years have rolled by

It has become apparent that

Control issues are key in relationships

As they have been in mine

Many of us are stronger willed

And try to impose this on others

These are the righteous ones

Trying to bend the weaker to them

Like a young flexible sapling

Some will snap like twigs and are finished

Others bounce back unbent

Defiant in the face of such control

Resilience bouncing the back upright

Not giving in, not giving up, no, never!

Be true, be the tree

That will not bend

To you and me

©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.

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