Feeling Secure and Other Feelings

Wanting to Belong

Most people seek out family,
A place to feel secure –
This feeling doesn’t lessen
As we gradually mature

Sometimes, the groups we join would like
To shape our thoughts and form us;
And what we give up to fit in
Can be a thing enormous

‘Cause joining for approval
Is a tricky situation:
For we will feel as we feel, with
Or without, validation

Friendship Observed

Dramatic representation.
Dramatic representation.

Three women who were clearly friends
Sat laughing at their table
They stayed there, telling stories
For as long as they were able

I still recall just seeing them
And it might seem outrageous —
But that much friendship, love and joy
Is lastingly contagious