Life, for me, ain’t been no crystal staircase
Its vicissitudes have ended me up everywhere
In places and spaces where I need not be
Just maybe, one day, I’d truly be free to just be me

Free not be caught-up in the foolishness and folly
Of another’s opinion of who they think I am
I cannot and will not submit me
To who and what you think I am supposed to be

Yes, truth be told
I have lived my life recklessly
I’ve said things I should not have
But who is anyone to judge me?

“He who is without sin,
Cast the first stone.” (John 8:7)
So, who really has the authority to tell me
Who I am and cannot be?

We all must remember
“We see through a glass, darkly.” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
If we look again in that mirror
We truly see and find the enemy within…the worst kind.

I should not, cannot, and will not
Waste all my positive energy
Meddling with the affairs of others.

But If I take 12 hours in a day
To mind my own business—
And the other 12
Working out solutions for that business

I’ll be alright.