Asymmetric acceptance

Someone likes what I did
I bask in approval
My veins are fizzling with praise
Happy, I’m happy
And welcome their view
This opinion means such a lot
My work doesn’t please
I’ll not take it to heart
But blame my critic’s bad mood
Discouraged I won’t be
It’s only their view
This opinion doesn’t mean much.
Pragmatic? Illogical?
For years it would plague me
Something objects to the
Stark inconsistency
Take the rough with the smooth
Some voice keeps insisting
But selective acceptance
Is how I survive

Good is stronger than bad
Light shines in the dark
Love overcomes hate
Joy permeates sorrow
Opposing forces
Unequal forces
The devil
Cannot match

About Rosalie Squires

'Who am I?' is a question whose answer keeps evolving, that can be answered in many, many ways; that has no known answer at all. But there are some clues to be found: stocksharpsquires.wordpress.
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