Don't cry if your 41 and nowhere
cause your still- walking your path and
no one can take that truth away
you may not feel you've accomplished
 anything-real ,
but that's just how you feel .

your empathy for others pain
the confidence with which you carry
the scars and burdens of time
do not take from the gentle intensity
of your green eyes
 your smile meets them at each corner
so you can't become all you hoped
but you can absolutely keep climbing
 keep trudging through the waste
for the precious moments of triumph
and whatever that is for you
believe in your being
do right by yourself for yourself
the only respect I require to sleep at night
is my own and gods so judge me if you like

but you'll excuse me if I no longer pretend to care
 if I'm bored with craving approval
if I yawn at your disregard
you'll step aside as I excel
as I grow from what was my own hell
don't hate as I come out of my shell
as the fire ignites from the spark
I struck
you'll excuse me as I brush my shoulder off
 and completely forget to give a fuck!!!
you look at me with envy as I'm perfectly content
being right where I'm supposed to be for being 41 and me.

Written by diablia363 (Alisha Ranstrom)
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