What are people’s stories?

Those little soliloquies

That wrap ribbons throughout their lives?

Are they complex scripts

That they are compelled to perform,

Or coloring books that they

Choose to fill with whatever they

Deem possible?

There is no straight path to life,

No matter what the parents say,

No matter what society clamps down

Upon us.

Our lives are different, colorful yarns,

Whether they are gray and flat

Or vibrant and chaotic.

They wind and weave

And become the whole of us.

Let those lively ribbons fly

Aloft into the eternal winds.

Be your own unique story,

And let your story be.


© 2017 Valerie Hathaway

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