There my life was displayed
Yet not so clear at the time
But so illuminated
By a moments folly at a ball, oh dear!
Not one, but two
Of the facets of my personality
Dared to escape
At the same time!
Now everyone will see that I’m odd!
That I don’t fit in!
What shall I do, I cried?
The one facet with light aplenty exclaimed!
Better to be honest with yourself
And also with others
For this is how those like you, find you.
The other, slightly smudged, but smirking none the less declared.
In the end, does it really matter?
Why hide, when you can flaunt who you are?
Life is certain to never be dull.
And there I was
Anxious and scared
But no sooner was I ready to run
When another, somewhat like me
Caught my eye
Laughing he was!
A twinkle in his eye
While sighing a sigh
Thank goodness your here!
And you’ve uncaged yourself too!
How wonderful my darling
For you see
We are so very rare!
And with a regal bow
He extended his hand to me, and asked
Shall I introduce you to the others?
There are others? I asked
Yes my darling!
And now that you have arrived
The merriment will be so much livelier
For you see, my dear
We are all uncaged here
This is where we celebrate our differences
No mask is required
No worry to be who you are
Just put one foot in front of the other
My flight response
Was put to ease
And so with as much gusto as I dared!
Yes Sir, I would like to meet the others!
And so a moments folly
Showed her the way
Best to be one’s self
Than a copy, of one who is caged.