They say I give in too easily,

I compromise too soon.

I let others walk all over me

And lie too low.

They don’t know that I wasn’t like this

I was proudly intractable 

And unflinchingly stubborn.

I gave no quarter nor gave an inch.

As I stood like a rock, steadfast and aloof

I became alienated and alone.

I found no one wanted any truck with me.

My solitude was a chance to visit my stance.

I realised if I stayed unbent

I would stay lonely.

Bereft of any meaningful discourse.

Introspection gave me insight

I don’t like being on my own.

So now I take a principled stand.

But for things that don’t really affect me

I am no longer uncompromising as I used to be.


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