Trying to Stay Above the Fray

Trying to stay above the fray,

In spite of the traps laid at my feet.

Some have tried to tease anger to the surface;

Unreasonable requests

Rush judgments,

Poking and prodding, tools of this trade.

I refuse to succumb,

Instead I will look within for strength,

Seeking a joyful place to center myself.

On occasion failures have succeeded–

Yet I refuse to scourge myself over failings,

They are, but momentary and quickly pass.

I am above all of this minutiae,

It is nothing–white-noise lobbed to distract.

With this realization I have strengthened my resolve

And I am resolved to rise above.

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~