May I just say I would love to quote this whole poem and paint it on my walls? Seriously, every single line is, I swear, heavensent. You have so much sincerity in your voice and I'm blessed that you wrote this and blessed to read it. I'm telling you the way this touched me so deeply and the way this write seemed to flow effortlessly is a gift I know you are using well All your verses kind of read like lyrics in my mind because music to be has such a powerful voice I cannot get away from, which I know you should write a song now lol! Beautiful beautiful write, you took that whole message of be the difference in this world and gave it full on from the roots.
<3 So glad you shared this with us!
4 years ago
by Tara Kay
This is so uplifting, its like you wrote everything you had been told yourself. And you shared it with us all and spoke with honesty and confidence. The conviction and inspiration.
Love you and love this.
We too often let people lead us to where they want us to be and we forget where we wanted to go for ourselves. We get so wrapped up in emotions that we forget to just breath and remember who we are and what we want in life.
I like this part :I was clay once. Molded and
shaped in the hands of people who weren't even sculptors. - it shows the imapct someone can have on you, no matter what their relation is, sometimes they connect to us in unhealthy ways but we do not see it and before we know it we are dhaped into what they hoped us to be in their eyes. It takes a long time to be able to break free of this mold and become the one you should be, yourself.
Great message and loved the encouragement to be the difference int he world, to shape society instead of letting it shape you. Fantastic!
4 years ago
by Tara Kay
Congrats on the win, much deserved, This piece is so inspiring, and the message is so strong and obvious, I keep reading it, and every time I do, it reminds me of another experience, another situation and it is really powerful to read.
Well done Chels xxxx
4 years ago
Oh Chelsey dear, how this made me cry. This is amazing. You have a beautiful soul. You may not be as experienced as some but you have learnt front your downfalls. Absolutely epic piece. Love you x
I agree with the first comment! This needs to be on a poster or something :P I can't pick my favorite parts, because then i'd be quoting the whole poem :O truly an amazing, inspiring write. Thank you for the invitation ;)
In all honesty, this does not read like a poem to me. There are stanzas, there is structure, but I perceive it more as a story. The reader is being touched by the poet's experience and it is a life lesson that goes deeper than what we all are used to hearing. A lot of adults can say you will make
a difference in the world, but to truly be moved by a piece is to know the poet poured their soul out in writing this....and that your soul is listening too. "It's ironic isn't it, we search for a life guard when we don't even guard our life.
How can one save you, deliver you, when you pollute your own world?" These lines are so cleverly worded and creative it pulls me even further into the message of the piece. The poet has great amounts of wisdom in this piece. We are only brought down by what we believe to be true of ourselves. We can be our own enemies. The poet's voice was incredibly active as well, like a speech I could hear from a political activist telling me to free myself and free my country.
A treat to read and an unforgettable call here to all.