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You can get rid of a lot
But not the beast that lives inside,
We all have that side,
We all live with it still inside.
No one gets rid of it
Neither should you try to
For it often protects you,
But it can destroy you too
If it fails to learn the difference
Between the two.

Tame it, you can and only you can,
It was meant to be tamed by you.
Don’t serve it, train it to serve you
We are all our own ringmasters.

You can’t tame life
But as long as you can tame
That beast of you, you wouldn’t need to.
Once we find a way to trust ourselves
We stop needing assurance
From the outside world.

-N

 

Daily Prompt – Tame

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Poetry © Copyright 2017, Niharika Jaiswal

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