Arrogance allowed

I learn by the example,

Your arrogance gave me a new code of ethics.

You are my model and you will succeed.

I will learn, imitate, absorb,

And sit in the corner.

Hard

What holds me and tries to stop me

Must be behind my back.

I cannot see your face

And fight You

With all my wisdom.

Compassion and kindness,

Fairness and sympathy are my code of ethics

To slalom in life away.

Hard to please, hard to self affirm,

Hard to smile meanwhile.