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scratches in my mind - esteem

Another thought-provoking senryu

By Paul StewartPublished about a month ago β€’ Updated about a month ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
scratches in my mind - esteem
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adore me, of course

but just respect me more, please

plant my words, as seeds


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Author's Notes: Another in my "scratches in my mind" series. The links to the others can be found below.

scratches in my mind

scratches in my mind - passion

scratches in my mind - perspective

scratches in my mind - disingenuous ignorance is bliss...

scratches in my mind - per sempre

scratches in my mind - only four letters

The song I Wanna Be Adored by The Stone Roses has been in my head the last few days, so that may have inspired the above piece, somewhat! This has a much deeper meaning than could ever really be covered in 17 syllables, but I think I make it clear enough. It's always something of a wrestle in my mind.

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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Comments (27)

  • π‘πŒ π’π­π¨πœπ€π­π¨π§8 days ago

    I know that wrestling match! You really nailed it in a mere 17 syllables, however! Nicely done, Paul! Congratulations on a well-deserved Top Story. (Sorry I am late to the party!)

  • ROCK 26 days ago

    Loved this Paul! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Natasha Collazo26 days ago

    Congrats on TS!!

  • Dharanidharan T 30 days ago

    Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ top story

  • Michelle Liew30 days ago

    A well deserved tribute and top story Paul.

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    Simple but deep. Respect in every relationship is the bedrock, I think. Can never go wrong with The Stone Roses. That takes me back. Nice one, chum.

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨about a month ago

    Great to see you back on top stories πŸ˜‡πŸ₯°πŸŒŸ

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Congratulations Paul

  • shanmuga priyaabout a month ago

    Congratulations πŸŽ‰ on top story

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Raihana H.about a month ago

    Respect that is lacking these days...congrats on top story!

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Yess this is how I feel πŸ’― very good 😌

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Congrats on Top story, Paul!! This has been a great senryu series. Glad to see such a good one get Top Story!

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    Respect is so important to me...it's like the ultimate love verb. Well done, Paul and Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Stephen A. Roddewigabout a month ago

    Figures they'd pick a Stewart original to be one of the first Top Stories in this new Vocal age we've entered. Will be curious to see if you notice a difference in engagement with the new setup πŸ‘€

  • Sherif Saadabout a month ago

    That's a good work

  • T. Lichtabout a month ago

    Wow! congrats on top story!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Spectacular Senyu!!! Loved it!!! Congratulations on Top Story too!!! β™₯β™₯β™₯

  • Matthew Frommabout a month ago

    hey congrats on the top story pal

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Ooh, that's set me thinking... I'm not sure which I value more!

  • Carol Townendabout a month ago

    Yes, it's one thing being adored, but respect is more important. I love your important message in these short words!

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Oooh! Nice! Like the message in this! Your accruing quite a collection of gems with these!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oooo, that's definitely very deep! Loved your Senryu! 🍩πŸ₯

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Thought provoking indeed! I love this one.

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