Consent

“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.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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