Monday, January 14, 2008

Seeking Approval

Written by Sylvia

We spend much of our life seeking approval from others
Whether it’s parents, siblings, even friends or lovers
It is never a conscious decision that we make
We don’t give it much thought and that can be a mistake

It is far easier for us to submit, than ask for respect
We are paralyzed with fear that you won’t love us, I suspect
You don’t need to be afraid and if you are refused
Run as fast as you can, move on, do not be confused

You should choose wisely; for there are those when asked
Will deny the approval you seek, they’ll be unmasked
And above all please remember this, if nothing else
You don’t need approval from others to be yourself


Copyright © 2007 Sylvia A. Feeley All Rights Reserved

3 comments:

Shadow said...

dear sylvia, that's beautiful! and how are you?

kel said...

This is beautiful and brilliant. Thank you for sharing it.

~kel

pat said...

Wonderfully said.