don’t be deluded
by the artifice of other’s
roadblocked mental construction.
your precious mental energy
ruminating and brooding
on criticism, judgement, harsh words or hate
from those whom you’ve already left
many miles behind.
let the dust you’ve kicked up
as you’ve picked up your heels
and travelled the well worn road
of your ardent endeavours
float in the face of your agitators,
leave them coughing and sputtering
on the dirt of their contempt,
choking from their ill-begotten and misplaced jealous words.
don’t look back.
run with those
who share your passion
for the pursuit of an inspired goal.