Not Jules but my facebook friend Laverne I am not going to go into the life changes she has made recently that is her story but this is my tribute to her bravery and honesty.
Courage comes in many forms
It faces many foes
To stand head held high and be yourself
Is harder than one knows
Some say that it is a choice you make
But that cannot be true
For the only the choice you’ve made
Is simply to be you.
We cannot chose the path we walk
Only pain from its refusal.
We cannot be what others want
Though we may try to please.
Only heartache awaits for everyone
If we lie to ourselves and all.
If I could have made a choice
I would have picked a simpler road
I would have been who you wanted to see
I would never have chosen to hurt
But I am me, this person you see
The one I tried to hide.
And if you take the time to see,
And get to know me
You’ll know why this is right.
4 thoughts on “V is for Verne”
What a special tribute. Lovely poem.
This is really lovely, Paula. 🙂
Sweet poem, thanks.
maggie at expat brazil
Lovely poem, Paula 😉