Need To

Overwrought, highly strung, sensitive,
Need to find a way to make those words roll off my back,
Opinionated, quick to anger, defensive,
Need to ignore the comments from a minority and keep being true to myself,
Loud, brash and outspoken,
Need to stand up for myself
And finally listen to the voices within,
Standing firm, proud and in my truth,
Need to find my way back to me.

August 2019- R1