You poor thing

Thinking that

Putting me down

Makes you more

Of a Man!!

Just because you can?!

It rolls off me

Like rain on a slanted roof

Like lies in the face of truth

I am as powerful

As I believe myself to be

I stand strong

In the face of adversity

I don’t need you

To validate me

I choose to be

Where I am

Not because I have to

But because I can