Long Story Short.


Long story of

Coming from

Insecurely humble beginnings.


“Don’t write it like that;

I don’t think they’ll like it”

Blindly nodding to stray opinions.


Is it still me

If I quarantine

And compartmentalize my thoughts

To what someone else

Believes is the better me?


Good or bad, any me

Is the me I choose

Over a genetically modified

By-product meant to impress

Recipients of my illustrations.

– Original-Dante ©2016

12 Replies to “Long Story Short.”

  1. Reblogged this on mind JO business and commented:
    Support “REBLOG” Sunday Ep09: I can’t think of one blogger who can’t relate to this piece below by Original-Dante. The number of times I have stopped and edited my initial thoughts when writing is insane. When you get to the place where you write without thinking of your audience must be surreal. #NewGoals

      1. You’re welcome! It was an awesome poem, I couldn’t resist. I decided to go with this one instead of the other one we discussed 😀

  2. Responding with the words of Juan Ramón Jiméne “If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.”

      1. 🙂 You are welcome! (so, is your name Dante? Just so I can address you properly)

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