Trying To Be All Things To All People

Trying To Be All Things To All People

You’ll never do it.
So why try?
Who you are is one and only.
So are they.

Taste and style,
Right down to your quirky smile
Is all your own,
But enigmatically not necessarily
The one and only;
When rejected, solitary
You need never feel lonely;

There are always some – but never all
Who think you’re glorious, incredible;
(my father used to say,“the cat’s pyjamas*
Here’s the truth about your dharma;

You can be just what you are,
Secure in knowing one goes far
By knitting their distinctive star
To those pre-formed to like, be drawn
To what you say your special way.

Ergo,
Stretch, reach out to
What you’re born to
Just to warn you
It is purposeless absurdity
To try to be all things to everybody.
Trying To Be All Things To All People 8.14.2022 Circling Around Everything; Circling Round Experience; Arlene Nover Corwin

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