You Are Not An Anonymuncule
A little inspiration for you all.
Let me out, let me out
I want to scream and shout
"What if the world is not ready?
What if the world feels unsteady?"
That's the risk we have to take
That's the risk we must take
"Well okay, but what if people judge?
What if people don't want to budge?"
Whether people judge, budge or stuff their faces with fudge is not the issue here
Whether people moan, groan and verbally stone us, the problem is always fear
"I am afraid.
That my words won't meet the grade or appeal
I am afraid.
That they will read and hate my random spiel"
That's a risk, I am not going to lie
There's always a chance, but, try
"Why bother trying if I could get hurt; if their words will be harmful and curt?"
Because to live, try and fail is to live well, but to live, and not try, is to fail to live
Right now, you feel your words don't matter to anyone, that they will be the source of ridicule
Right now, your words could matter to someone, anyone, even though you feel you're an anonymuncule
Even if it's a funny little rhyme you have to tell or another bloody haiku about water in a well
Water in a well
Brings refreshment to many
Crystal clear liquid
"Did you just drop a random haiku to make a point? Do you think that random haiku proves anything?"
Well, did it make you smile a little? Admit it, it did. A little smile is always better than nothing.
"You've got that right, it did make my mouth smile bright."
Well, why hold back whatever you've got to say? Why deny the world your unique form of wordplay?
Unless you're writing a dear John, to someone called Joan, and telling them and the world you're going it alone
"I think I will skirt past that bit, I don't want to even think about anyone being that shit"
Good, I agree! You see, words are powerful and have meaning, they can be uplifting and encouraging, but also demeaning
When you use your words carefully, whether it's delivering hard truths or offering beautiful word-based proofs
Words have strong power
Other's negativity doesn't matter
Roll away your anxieties
Decide to face your realities
Stand up tall and take a deep breath
Hold your head up high
And don't worry about the reply
Value the opportunity you have to express yourself
Empty your heart, your experience is better than wealth
People may like what you say, people might hate it
Only way to find out, though, is to do it and not quit
Weary though the mere idea may make you think or feel
Each one of us has value, words can help people heal
Reach into your soul, and let the words take control
Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings. I have a hundred and one (not literally, but nearly) other ideas I could be working on but suddenly had a spark of inspiration.
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I'm Paul, a poet, and writer from Glasgow. After 12 years of writing solely for others, it's time to start writing for myself.
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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!
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You're on fire Paul! Awesome work! You're gifted!
nice article, waiting for your another :)
This was a such a wonderful poem with such a great message. Thank you for sharing!
So true and so we'll written. Thanks for sharing.
This is an awesome piece! I caught myself grinning the whole time! :)
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I loved this so much! Truly wonderful 🙂
Your text is so uplifting ! That’s my first day on this platform; i’ve been greeted well. Thank you :)
Why do I like this so much? ;)
Wonderful!!! Left some love!!!
This is truth! Words are so important. Loved it. Well done.
Smiling from ear to ear. Love this poem and its sentiment. Great job! ❤
Nice one. I am new here. Can you please go through my articles and let me know if you like them? https://vocal.media/motivation/book-review-steve-jobs https://vocal.media/motivation/book-review-think-and-grow-rich https://vocal.media/motivation/book-review-the-compound-effect https://vocal.media/horror/strange-land-part-1
Beautifully said! Congrats on your Top Story Paul!
This is beautiful and relatable! Great writing, Congrats Paul!
Agree on Words have power👍💯❤️❗💬😉
“Because to live, try and fail, is to live well, but to live and not try, is to fail to live” — Hit like cold water on a groggy face. Congrats on Top Story and love the random haiku. I appreciate your humor and I’m now subscribed. 🙂 I also have a finished Poem just sitting in the queue and have been feeling apprehensive about posting it. I may just post it now. Who knows?! 🙃
Whoaaa, this was super inspirational! I needed to hear this! Thank you, Paul!
I'm gosh diddly darn it impressed...
Sharing a piece of writing is like sharing a little piece of our souls. It is a difficult thing to do. I think we all need to remember how brave we are every time we publish. :) congrats on your Top Story!
Excellent Paul. Congrats on Top Story 🥰
This is great! Congrats!
Well done Paul. Love the message (and the random haiku). Congrats on your Top Story!
Well done, Paul!
Congratulations on your Top story, Paul. Great one.