"Originality implies being bold
enough to go beyond accepted norms."
John Mason said, "You were born an original, don't buy a copy."
I have to wonder when it happens,
when the thin line between original and copied merge,
even becomes obsolete.
Is it shortly after birth,
or perhaps when that first person laughs at us,
Is it the first roll of the eye
when someone begins to ignore us because we are too
compared to societal standards?
strange creatures that we are,
spend so much time,
trying to be like each other
the original copy--the one unlike any other--
we feel ashamed, embarrassed, unwelcome
be free to be me.
What is it in us
that allows us
to give ourselves up so easily?
I love original people,
who are so comfortable in their own skin,
while at the same time,
loving and accepting
for what they are and who they are...
there doesn't seem to be many originals left in the world.
our own skin
to buy the same jeans,
the expensive tennis shoes,
or the fashion shirt
Courage and heart and spunk and self-love
be strong enough
be free of the protective camouflage sameness
allows humankind to blend together in
bland sameness mush.
that is the happening place,
comfortable within the skin
we are given,
Free enough to spread out our wings
allow the true colors of self
to explode and pop out in boldness
add a little color
On this night
take a few minutes and go inside
find your inner spirit
let it fly.
Go forth in boldness
leaving behind the copy the world
has placed on you...
Fling the door open and scream,
Look at me world
it feels pretty damn good!
Think about it
live a life of boldness
hugs and blessings...