Don’t Measure Me

via Daily Prompt: Measure

 

Don’t measure my age

like circles in the tree.

Life stutters and flies,

neat circles aren’t me.

 

Don’t judge my career

by how high I climb.

I’ve been sucked up and lost

as work stole my time.

 

Don’t measure success

by the size of my pad.

Square footage means nowt

if my people are sad.

 

Don’t judge my beauty

on symmetrical ideals.

I’ve an interesting look

and my smile appeals.

 

Don’t measure popularity

by follows, likes and clicks.

It’s the friends who are there

when I suffer life’s kicks.

 

Don’t measure my wealth

by restaurants I frequent.

I’ve had watered down soup

when the money’s all spent.

 

Don’t measure me –

I’m not as I seem.

I’m ever changing –

don’t flow with the stream.

 

 

 

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