A Promise I Have Made to Myself

You can rile me, try to provoke

Try to bring out the worst in me

You can incite, you can instigate

I will decide: “respond or just be”


To stir or shake, or behold in stillness

It’s up to me to react or respond

A promise I have made to myself

“Revert to peace and move beyond”


You may succeed or I may concede

Of consequence neither will be

The power to my mind’s quiet

Has been mine, and will remain with me!

Copyright © 2016 Pratish Shah (March 09, 2016)
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