I thought it would be easy
it wasn’t

I thought I could resolve it soon
I couldn’t

Life always seems bad
until it gets worse

I thought things were bad then
I have a different perspective now

Is it better to suffer disrespect, or settle?
The things I thought were so bad then
don’t seem so bad now

I made a decision
no turning back now
maybe next time I’ll learn

My dad was a fighter
he fought
and fought
and fought

I thought that was the way to be
don’t let anyone disrespect me
but now I’m not so sure

Will I ever find anyone
who can adequately replace
did I just cut off my nose
to spite my face?

I don’t know
I guess we’ll see
I tried to teach someone
but I taught me

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