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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#poetry #selfconfidence #inspiration


18 thoughts on “I started listening to my own self

  1. Reblogged this on I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC and commented:
    MySestina writes beautiful poetry as she has a beautiful mind- she has faced serious trauma but now she is a bird set free like me. I think she’s crawled inside my head here and stolen my thoughts 😃💖 Beautiful 💖


    1. Hey Daisy.. thanks to you and to the Queen bee. We must all be ourselves no matter what. The world and its people become fake and lead us to our superior selves. Cheers


  2. I love this. It’s so important to embrace validation from within and it’s usually the people who want to keep us down who deny validation from without. I look forward to more of your posts. Following you now 🙂

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