“Let it be,” is empowering –
Listening can be disquieting,
but union requires openness
and following nurtures flowering.
The request I somewhat resent –
my first response, “Don’t tell me that,”
but the call renders clarity
and submission begets assent.
Of course, I can invoke dissent –
I am free to do as I wish,
but to get along I go along
and togetherness wants consent.
Allies appear to be absent –
I don’t want to go it alone,
but promise fosters empathy
and that means I must be present.
“Let it be,” is affirmation –
Responding needs self-sacrifice,
but it’s the launch of fulfillment
and a complete confirmation.