p style=”text-align:justify;”>To get respect from everyone I know is quite hard. Some people just don’t agree with my life, and they just try to demean it. True, I can’t keep everyone happy; I may not have got to a height that my qualifications might deserve, but I am some place on the way, and happy with where I am. The least they can do is accept that I have taken and am taking risks, and I am trying than shoot darts for every wrong step I take. It hurts more when one of them is my family, and that he demands respect without giving me any.
Written in the form, “Dorsimbra”, for One Single Impression, where the prompt at their 176th week is Respect, and also for Carry On Tuesday‘s 113th Week, where the prompt gives me part of my penultimate line.
To get respect, you must respect my life,
My roads are right, to me, from where I stand;
I may just fall, from the edge of this knife,
But I follow instincts, please understand.
I know you care, but to strangle dreams
Is it right? How can I fly with chains?
Let me breathe, so I can make you proud
Of who I am; don’t always find my wrongs
What you once were, I cannot mimic now
I maybe your blood, but not reflection
Father; little I ask, my wants are few
To get respect, you must respect my life
© Leo 10/July/2011