Things you cannot force

Can't force people to consent.
Not just sex, but for so many things, it just depends.
If you need permission to proceed.
Wait for it even if you bleed.
I didn't always have this value.
I should have started reading earlier, the book of Matthew.

Can't force people to believe you.
Maybe you have a past history of not being true.
Maybe they cannot see past some negative emotions. 
Then don't expect an upgrade or promotion.
Do your best.
Let God take care of the rest.

Can't force people to respect you.
You can try, but you may still never earn it.
Beyond a certain point, you just have to learn it.
People automatically respect authority figures and someone whom they perceive,
is either at their level or on a higher weave.

Can't force people to forgive you.
Maybe you paid the price twice and thrice. 
Maybe you even dedicated your entire life.
But, if they cannot,
and you sought,
it's just one of those things,
where you don't pull the strings.

Can't force people to appreciate you.
Think about your own mother now.
Most of what she did or does is unquantifiable. 
And if asked, you will just brush those off as deniable.
Sometimes, appreciation comes just too late.
And sometimes, it may never come even if you wait.

Can't force people to accept you.
You may conform to all of their rules but they may still detest you.
Have you ever been that one in the group,
where everyone just jokes about, gossips and dupes?
Sure, introspect and fix what you need.
But, if you've done all that indeed....

Can't force people to want you.
Have you ever been infatuated with someone,
...to an extent so crazy,
that everything else around you seems hazy?
And what if that person doesn't like you back?
You'll just be running around them doing chores like a maniac.

Can't force people to love you.
Now this one's the biggest, I guess.
Love is such a simple yet complicated feeling.
Makes you forget with what you're dealing.
I've learned in life, if you really loved.
They always look back after having misjudged.
But time is such a funny thing.
It does not always permit everything.

Many times people are afraid of losing.
But they don't realise they were only controlling.
Some things just have to be felt.
No matter how much you force to melt.
Mistakes are inevitable; so you've lost a few friends.
Breathe now if you learned eventually and tried to make amends.
Just go with the flow.
This life ain't permanent, you know?

-RUELHA
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  1. We Are Living Trees
    We Root We Branch
    Out We See Farther
    Our Leaves Fall
    Green
    Or
    Brown
    Eventually
    Fertilizing
    Ground For
    More Roots
    And Green

    To
    Sprout

    Trees Fall
    And Rise

    Leaves

    Behind

    Will Continue

    To Feed Brown to Green🌲

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  2. Fantastic, Ruelha. I love that you ended with flow. I also like that you added in control, which is such an important concept when thinking about force. Just lovely. Well done. β€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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    1. Thank you brother MatttttttttπŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ˜
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