Solitude often feeds eventual madness,
Jeez, you’re telling me …..
Being uncompromising with my authenticity
Often means, I lose friends faster than I make them.
Sticking to my identity is a conscious decision
Staying true to myself despite the circumstances
Means I end up disappointing someone regardless
It means in the eyes of those around me I sometimes come across as selfish
An acceptable casualty I’m willing to contend with
Even as I get noteworthy push-back from outside influences.
Many are quick to steer you, quick to try and build harmony
In a way that makes them feel good.
I question the validity
Of people founding terms which they believe are definitive enough
For anyone who they believe to be morally upright.
Respectfully denying their embrace, by default, brands you the next Führer.
Because harmony obviously means submission,
Harmony – if their position is to be entertained – is putting your free will on hold
Leaving choices on what’s best for you in their capable hands.
You assume a position you have not earned
You trust me and immediately think I trust you
Yet you have no knowledge of how little I trust my own shadow.
My seclusion from much of what the world has to offer
Is a natural conclusion born of multiple cycles
Helping me formulate what I want
To be me, outside of you.
– O.D. ©2019
Art by: Aenami