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