Who Died And Left You Boss

By Mark Antony Rossi

My mother said I came out swinging. She was a nurse and often her descriptions bordered on pornographic. God Bless her but I really don’t need details about my mother’s birth canal. Not ever.

Maybe it’s a Jersey thing but I was not a person to let a bully last long in my neck of the woods.  I made sure they had accidents. I laughed at their misery. The little guy deserved to be left alone.

Half of success is showing up. The other half is being prepared. Neither are that difficult. Stop being a lazy sack of sorry excuses and get out there and be somebody. Right now.

I write this in the hope that you will stand up. That you will get off the fence of fear and hit the ground running in the direction of victory. Remember many winners simply won by just showing up.

I am not asking you to be me: always fighting about something. That’s who I am. But I am asking you start fighting for what is important in your life. It may range from writing to keeping the woman you love. None of it will stick around forever without you making a stand.

Evil is prevalent in the world not because there are too many evil people in the world. Evil raises its twisted head because too many decent people look away and expect Walt Disney to rescue the day. But life is about making choices. And some of those choices are harder than many expect.

So, who died and left You boss? Your tired weak ass nonperforming Self. It died and now you are in charge. You don’t need permission. You don’t need assistance. You don’t need fake people. You need to make sure everyone who counts knows your name. And they need to be made nervous to know it.

Because yelling is fine when timed right. Because a punch in the face can be poetic in proper context. Because cursing out a self-righteous shithead is more religious than going to church and drinking bad coffee. Because your self-respect cannot be purchased at a home improvement store. You have to earn it.

About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York. He also hosts a podcast called Strength to be Human. 




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