The faces we show to those whom we know
are seen in the light of familiar...
clashes, it seems, are rare and extreme
we would not recuse, nor need an excuse
to share who we are and all of our views.
And yet there are those who may disagree
their thoughts are opposed to our own,
for not all we say is one’s cup of tea
and it’s hard to appease when they only see
an excuse to decry and bemoan.
We are who we are, naysayers be damned
there are much bigger fish to be fried;
and those who don’t like it can just take a hike
for life is too short to be picked on or slammed
or ceding to snide reprimands.
The people who know us know who we are
they’ve walked on the same path we follow
they know what we’ve done, what we’ve overcome
accept us in spite of, or maybe because of,
all of our sides, not just one.
© Ginny Brannan 2020