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.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.