If you can, you must

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If doubt within plagues ability

Of your innate voice to speak

Whether by tones or on paper

Pay it no mind, it knows nothing

You see- doubt has no abilities

As such, know it cannot feed you

Or seek to serve or save your soul

Oh, but it thrives to seek control


If you can write from your heart

A genuine and authentic thought

However raw or in its final form

Brave it read by untold readers  

Smile during any critical retort

Then thank them when finished

In the same way, you thank heaven

Still, your heart, for you’ve been read


If- one reader smiles by your words

Take a note of affirmation, you’ve

Changed their world for the better

And those in their universe smile too

If you inform or can move others

Know you’ve hit your true mark

Then the next time you dare to look

In a mirror, smile proudly at a writer


Poet of the Light © 2021


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