For Them

The choice that matters
is often the one that shatters
the staid and proper attitude
but then the gift of solitude

allows you time to finally get to know
yourself - the one you left behind
so long ago - do you remember
who you were before you were with themů?

the dreams you dreamed
the ideals you held
before you compromised
yourself away

when you said what you thought
without wondering
if they would think you good enough

when you loved
for the sake of love itself
not for the ancient codes
of manmade law
that say you should
you ought
you must

be true to all
except yourself

will you ever find again
the self you left behind
so long ago
for themů?

? Michaelette ?

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