Raise Your Pen, Dear Poet

Because we hear enough negativity in the world as it is.  Sometimes we just need to be told how beautiful our view can be.  Dedicated to all those who bravely take up that pen.



It takes bravery, I know
To lift up that pen
To give life to words
Despite the incompetence we feel
In expressing them.
It is not to say
We cannot discover the folds of a rose
Detail its edges
Portray its scent
But we see with eyes
That yearn to unravel
The mystery
Beneath what is commonly known
I salute you, my friend
For bravely bearing the standard
Of artistic freedom
Of knowing deep within your heart
That no one can say your view is wrong
It matters not
That some choose to paint in brushstrokes bold
Or that others prefer
A more muted hue
We are all artists after all
Even if we do not know it yet
Raise that pen fiercely, my friend
And bravely go where others
Have never had the strength to tread
For in the end,
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
And no one is more adept
At finding the beauty of your words
Than the one who cherished them enough
To bravely pen them down.

© Sumyanna 2016


Beautiful image courtesy of Pixabay.com


4 Comments Add yours

  1. excellent and beautifully inspiring your poem is Sum,loved reading and relate so much,love and hugs beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      We all need to take the advice. It can be hard to remember, but important 🙂


  2. plainmama says:

    Yes. All our words are art. Wonderful words you have given us.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you like them. I think others should never overshadow what we are capable of. To me, it is a travesty – but I see it often online. Sad, really. Thought someone should say it.


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