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You Are a Good Example

We get along with each other.
Even when I don't get along with myself.
When I am filled with confusion,
You remain clear.
You are not drawn into my confusion.
But I am drawn a little out of mine
Into fresh air.
So many others are drawn in
To my confusion, depression or happiness.
They don't like it.
They shake themselves loose
And walk briskly away.
Leaving me alone and lonely.
I sometimes forget
How to be happy in myself
Those who would be drawn in are no help.
But you are not drawn in.
You give me breathing space
For my thoughts and feelings.
I cannot help but be happy around you.
All I really needed was to be reminded.
That I am me and you are you.
And that it is just fine

25 March 1984

by Bill Cattey