Tread on me?! That’s not a good idea, can’t you see?
I’ve been to the bottom, I know every pain, I’ve got ’em.
Your shallow ways will get you nowhere! I know how it feels to walk through a room and have people stare. The best thing about that is I don’t care!
I thrive on it! At first, it was hard, I will admit.
But now I see it does not matter what people like you think! Your worthless glare will not make me shrink!
It means nothing to me! It’s actually starting to make me happy.
I love that for some reason; you think you’re better!? What’s your biggest accomplishment this month? Reading this letter?!
If you think I’m wrong, prove it then! I guarantee I will remain strong!
If you’re not willing to do this, then the purpose of my letter, I guess you miss!
I will have to be blunt! Stay out of my life; it’s going to lead for you great strife!
If you don’t, I’m not sure what will happen, I guess we will see… if you’re ever able to stand up to me!
(Don’t Tread on Me is a poem by Justin Heupel) (Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel)