Less Than Best

by Timothy W. Crawford

When I'm at my best
you could build bridges from my integrity
erect skyscrapers from my loyalty
& travel millenniums fueled by my empathy

When I'm at my best
You could walk darkened roads protected by my words
battle villains armed with my iron nerves
remain on track and never swerve

My personal best
is the me
I constantly strive to be
and of course it's easy loving me 
when all is fine
similar to mother nature 
a person can't always shine,
a peek through a window at a given time
may reveal frigid winds or discouraging clouds,
mistakes, bad judgments; of these I am not proud.
I thank you for seeing through my rainy days 
and stress
I thank you for standing by me during these 
periodic tests
I thank you for loving me all the times 
I'm at my best
 I love you back 
for continuing to love me 
those times when
I'm slightly something less.

Less Than Best by Timothy W. Crawford

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