they decided not to listen to me

ignored my presence cruelly

I was told

I wasn’t worthy of any attention

must I say, it was a setback

brought me the days blue

many nights unusually dark

but, was I to stay so forever?

the good in me introduced me to hope

about them, I didn’t care anymore

amazingly I started to develop feathers

my aspirations gradually turned them to wings

I took my time to learn to fly

THEY were furious to see me in the sky

yet, they could do me no harm then

for I wasn’t wanting them to be my audience

I followed the path that made me believe in me

I followed the hope that gave me beauty

today, as I stood to make my speech

all of them gathered to give me honor

it didn’t matter anymore if anyone would listen

I had discovered a way much better

I started listening to my own self

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13 thoughts on “I started listening to my own self

  1. In our school farewell, the theme was ‘shine to outshine’. This reminds me of it. Well written!
    Once you achieve something, detractors become cheerleaders, even trying to find their contribution in your success, when there is none.

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  2. This is amazing and so inspiring! I used to care a lot about other people’s opinions but nowadays I have learnt to listen myself more. I think this is important life advice 🙂

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