If someone crafts a box with you in mind, it doesn’t mean you have to get in it.
You decide where you do and do not fit, no one else get to make that call…T.Odessa Kane ©
I do not wish to diligently learn how to
craft a box that I can grow old Inside.
I do not want to know how to precisely
tick a box, stroke my ego, feed my
pride. I do not want to be shown how to
craft boxes for others, nor how to create
for them a label, I do not want to constantly
be making spot checks, deciding who is
and who is not worthy, of value, able.
I do not want to build my life at your expense
nor do I want you to build your life at mine
I do not want to daily count the cost,
fall ever short of the plumb-line. I do
not want you to treat me like I am a friend
when to you I’m but a job, I don’t want
to be groomed, not broken, coerced
I do not want you my soul to rob.
I do not want to dream all of those impossible
dreams, in order to toe your line.
I do not want to break nor sell myself
short, whilst on my gifts you dine.
I do not want to lose, or to starve
the best of me, simply to feed the worst
of you, I do not want to wear your chains
I do not want to give you credit that is not due.
I do not want to learn how to craft a box
that I can grow old inside, I do not want to know
how to tick a box, how to stroke my ego,
feed my pride.
Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 23rd Feb 2017 ©
Taken from the book ‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ written by Tracey Odessa Kane ©.
‘Valleys Deep ‘n’ Mountains High’ will be available to purchase November 2017.
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