SANDEE'S POEM

TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ACCEPT MY CHANGE



People change over time and most change is by choice.
The person I am is not the person I was.
Not over time, but in an instant, it all changed.
I am different.
It wasn't my choice, it wasn't my fault, but you treat me like it was.
The person I was died and I went to my own funeral.
I am different.
You didn't like the person you saw in front of you.
The person in the mirror wasn't me and I didn't like her either.
But, I looked beyond the mirror and slowly became the person I am.
If you hang on to the past, you die a little each day;
once was enough for me.
I am different, but not by choice, so don't reprimand me for being me.
I am different.
If you can't accept that, you can't accept me and I can't accept that.

Sandee Rager