I Commit

by Glen Martin Fitch

To change my life today,
I'll not ignore injustice;
covet what I haven't got;
repress or
pity myself,
I can,
no matter what I've done before,
create the person
that I want to be.
I'll look for lessons
when I feel attacked.
I'll own my feelings,
think before I act.
I know I can live
should-less, shame-less, free.
Today I will not take or
risk my life,
nor harm myself
by little suicides.
I'll shun what sabotages me or
hides my worth or
aggravates my inner strife.
And as I dare today
to show my face
I vow to make our world
a better place.


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Glen Fitch is a 16th Century poet lost in the 21st Century. Born near Niagara Falls, educated in the Catskills, thirty years on the Monterey Bay he now lives in Palm Springs. Retail not academics has paid the bills. Someday he will finish Spenser's "The Fairie Queene."

Last updated August 23, 2011