An Introvert's Stand

Inspired by Randy Elrod's "A Creative's Lament", I've penned my own.

An Introvert's Stand

For the time when I stood off by myself

For the person that I ignored in the grocery store

For the neighbor that I only waved to

For the event that exhausted me

I offer my hands

This open gesture is one of apology

It tells the world that I'm not perfect and am a work in progress

There are times when work consumes

When efficiency motivates

When people exhaust

An every day struggle in an extroverted world

But I am an introvert, God infused

More willing to pray than the gladhanders

More able to listen

More comfortable with silence

Thoroughly at home in nature

Completely at peace with myself

This is a stand of self awareness