Leading or Led

what do you do
what do you say

do your thing or fall in line

who do you worship
who do you have allegiance to

when all around you…

clapping
pledging
head-bowing
standing

tell me what you are looking for

crowd acceptance
some invisibility
your community
unchanging traditions

are you a follower or your own person

out, proud, loud
being who you are
living the only true you
or always guided by others

are you satisfied

 

Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at IWriteHer.com or follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MyHumanityInWrittenForm/, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.

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