Do it Alone

I did not seek approval, the conviction
unfaltering even as I stepped out
the momentous undertaking
ahead of me, required
to bring about the change
I had decided to gift myself.

I did not hope for acceptance
but perhaps that you would
pretend to understand
because it’s so much harder
opposed; your choice
and a disapproving voice
not hearing the words
this is important to me

strong, the negativity
doesn’t deter,
but it sure adds weight
to the labouring
the realising the dream
as I’m doing it alone
alone, just me.

Jesse Falk