Permission (Friday Poem)

Monarch Butterfly

PERMISSION
Written & © Copyright 2016
by Andrew Paul Smith 160522

I no longer need permission
I don’t need approval
I’m finally being me
Doing my own thing

Not trying to fit in
Not being anyone’s fool
The end of contemplation
Analising in the past

Living in the now
Wherever the spirit leads
Embracing the darkness
Of the emperor’s new clothes

Looking through my own eyes
The filters have fallen
The interpretation of others
Don’t interest me any more

I’ve always sought permission
Always wanted to have approval
External views plagued me
But now I live from me