Courtesy: Pixabay
Courtesy: Pixabay
a selfish concept
or a perspective I need?
See me,
hear me,
the me I need to be,
the person I expect you to respect,
to accept,
or we're done
before we've begun.

Why then,
I wonder,
as I discover,
do we disparage ourselves,
swallowing misery
in a self-serving society
too quick to reject?
Why inflict self-pain
in a culture of blame?
It's time to stop.

©January 2015, February 2023
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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