Of arrogant poets-Jchettri at Muse(sings)

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I refuse

A like for a like,

And to follow

Because I am followed.

It’s not that if you don’t love, I die,

It isn’t the little heart you click,

That keeps me alive.

Don’t take me wrong

I am just not giving in

To this blind regime

Who, calling themselves social,

Creep in

Unsuspecting lives.

Adjudged by snobs like me

Who refuse

To being obligatory

Or comment to crush,

A soul with a word.

But, please also consider

How insignificant my words would be

If they were to praise every being

For lesser things

Just because they loved me.

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    1. It takes a while to realize it is more important and ultimately more gratifying to find your tribe, not to focus on numbers. There have been times in my life where those likes, that acknowledgement became too important– almost as if my words didn’t have their own merit unless someone else validated them. A good time to step back and ask myself what I am doing this for if not to be true to my own soul.

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      1. Yes, its a hard lesson to learn, and even know I struggle with it, especially when I post things that I’ve written to Facebook–where family and friends I’ve known for year cansee it–and nobody responds at all. I try and live by Allen Ginsburg’s words “To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard” and try to write what I want to write how I want to write it and trust that my audience will find me.

        I actually wrote a poem based on that quote a while back: https://darknessofhisdreams.wordpress.com/2016/10/12/radical-authenticity/

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      2. Exactly. Or worse, they’re not even bothering to read it in the first place. Most of the time it doesn’t bother me, but some days it does. I try and concentrate on the responses I do get on the blog and just try and write what I want and need to. Heck, the first time I posted a poem about Norse Mythology using old Nordic names I figured nobody but me would like it, but I got a lot of great compliments, do you never know. The audience will find you.


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