I know, it’s tempting.
But upon inducting me into a contest within your mind
Refrain from accusing me of not playing fair
When you know full well I don’t play there.
You look at me with a competitive edge
All the while expecting me to look back
No, “friend”, instead
I look to the stars – or so you would assume, yet again
But you would be wrong. Because I look further.
How much further?
Well, I suppose you can tag along for this one …
See, whilst you hone your ability to proficiently complain
I delicately place my words to better illustrate what I mean to say.
How else, but by merging a medley of dialects to bridge the gap
Making itself at home between you and where your imagination ends.
What tethers both sides are intricately weaved analogies –
– Metaphors, threaded with bedazzled imagery
All twisting in conjunction to help me cross your chasm –
– Of unrealized potential; ever-so-swiftly.
This bridge I braid into existence …
It’s a shame you can’t see it, let alone cross it
But I promise to chart parts you had yet to realize exist
And once I’m done, I’ll do what I always do;
Warp to your planet and tell you all about it.
– O.D. ©2020
Art by: snatti89
Moral of the poem? Don’t compete with me. You don’t know how I got my skill.
I am unapologetic about how good I am at writing. I don’t need your permission.
I’m not humble? Noted. You’ll be happy to know I don’t care about your opinion.
What’s that? I’m not among those you consider the best? Of course, I’m not. Because none of them are as good at being me than me. Just as much as I’m not as good at being them than them.
13 Replies to “Ridiculousiology (2)”
Preach it!!! You got it! 💫
Haha thanks Tara!
Nicely done. Thanks for explanation it allowed me to make sure I was on the right wave length
I think we have to be unapologetic about being us, as long as being ourself doesn’t hurt another.
Thank you 🙂
And I agree. Freedom should not come at the cost of other people’s well being.
Yes! Nice one! And you are good at being you. This is a very special and worthwhile skill!
Agreed Anne! No-one (besides actors) should put so much effort into being someone they are not.
It’s rather ridiculous as the series title implies…
It’s like me trying to best you at horse riding. Not because I love horse riding. But because I need an esteem fix 🤷🏾♂️
The horse would have a way of deflating that ambition. They know us through and through.
Hahaha I find animals to be extremely reliable. What you see is what you get.
People on the other hand ….
Layers and layers.
Ew. Who are these people?! THEY GOTTA GO!
GREAT writing, per usual. This definitely resonates, as did part one.
Lol! Thank you Kelley 🙂