Rising Up Through The Ranks With Graft, Diligence, and Arrow-Focus

Dark Applause disguised as Insults and Animosity, their Hate is your Fanfare to Greatness

Those ‘Fakes’ and ‘Small People’
clout-chase… Larger,
Stronger ENERGIES…
as crows mob Golden Eagles.
Deny them your Inner Fire
… by not Participating…
it’s not a Fight when only
one side is ‘Casting Stones’
… it’s [Vulgar] Cowardice,
and Projected Insecurities
[The weak will inherit nothing].
Every Trial has its Purpose
… people sometimes get
confused [Busily] looking for
‘The Lesson To Learn’…
when it’s often something else
equally important… like
a Whetstone to sharpen Skills,
a Forge to toughen Fortitude
… or, a way of Seeing things
from a different Height/Angle.
You do not Deny nor Destroy
your ‘Shadow Side’
you Weed it like a Garden…
[Controlled] Anger is useful,
whilst Envy is certainly not…
one is Fuel, the other Poison.
There needs to be a ‘Balance’
… learn to Buoy yourself…
without use of external Crutch.
So, when you walk Life’s Path
… and the Imitator insists
upon mocking the Originator…
do not worry, the entire World
is watching the pettiness…
see it for what it is, a sure Sign
that you’ve started Growing
enough to Step into your SHINE!

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.