Though my flag be tattered and torn, I shall wave it proudly in the face of all opposition. Never surrendering to tyranny or social derision. Staying at peace in my heart despite what the world brings to bear. Enjoying my journey through life with a song in my soul. When storm clouds gather, I will weather them as best I might and welcome the return of the light. When tears fall, I will dry them with my joy and hope for better tomorrows. There is only this moment and I shall not waste it by harboring bitterness or despairing about the constant flux of human affairs. Hate me. Disparage me. I shall not bow. I will maintain my dignity and seek constant enrichment regardless what obstacles arise. I will always be me and like who I am.