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You Are Not An Anonymuncule

A little inspiration for you all.

By Paul StewartPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 3 min read
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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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Paul Stewart

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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  • Tiffany Gordon 30 days ago

    You're on fire Paul! Awesome work! You're gifted!

  • Quincy.vabout a month ago

    nice article, waiting for your another :)

  • Amber Annabelleabout a month ago

    This was a such a wonderful poem with such a great message. Thank you for sharing!

  • Swede1972about a month ago

    So true and so we'll written. Thanks for sharing.

  • Veronica Coldironabout a month ago

    This is an awesome piece! I caught myself grinning the whole time! :)

  • MAHI2 months ago

    Hello everyone. https://vocal.media/01/tips-for-becoming-a-bold-speaker

  • Jess Boyes2 months ago

    I loved this so much! Truly wonderful 🙂

  • Aemilia MA2 months ago

    Your text is so uplifting ! That’s my first day on this platform; i’ve been greeted well. Thank you :)

  • Kendall Defoe2 months ago

    Why do I like this so much? ;)

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Wonderful!!! Left some love!!!

  • Gerald Holmes2 months ago

    This is truth! Words are so important. Loved it. Well done.

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    Smiling from ear to ear. Love this poem and its sentiment. Great job! ❤

  • Tiffany Gordon 2 months ago

    Beautifully said! Congrats on your Top Story Paul!

  • Holly Pheni2 months ago

    This is beautiful and relatable! Great writing, Congrats Paul!

  • Agree on Words have power👍💯❤️❗💬😉

  • Allie Bickerton2 months ago

    “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...

  • Lilly Cooper2 months ago

    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!

  • Scott Wade2 months ago

    Excellent Paul. Congrats on Top Story 🥰

  • Lori Melton2 months ago

    This is great! Congrats!

  • Em Starrrrr2 months ago

    Well done Paul. Love the message (and the random haiku). Congrats on your Top Story!

  • Dean F. Hardy2 months ago

    Well done, Paul!

  • Daniel Jeyaraman2 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top story, Paul. Great one.

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