if we live our lives afraid of people’s opinions,
we will live our lives
1,000X better to be yourself; which often requires a measure of solitude, to learn how to be who we are, when we’re alone and more often than not face-to-face with God. This is when and where we find the courage to respond to people whose opinions might have told us we were something other than the Beloved. This poem appears in my latest book of poetry – Roses in Winter.