Essentials and Necessities

Not Stressing about ‘Anything’
outside of your Control…
is the [Very] Start
of Self-Empowerment.
It’s not that you do not ‘Care’
… instead, your Talent keeps
F-L-O-W-I-N-G ‘Creatively’
into Workable Projects only.
Never ‘Flatter’ anyone…
it’s what ‘Manipulators’,
and ‘Unconfident People’ do.
Your ‘Shine’ comes
as a By-Product
of what you’re actually doing
not because of what
a bragging mouth is saying.
The ‘Opinions’ of other folk
mean [Absolutely] Fuck-All
… and, should be Ignored…
a ‘Maverick’ does not need
‘Constructive Criticism’
they need to Stumble, Fall,
and ‘Hit Those Walls’…
to get that [Dynamic] Rhythm
‘Up and Running’…
whilst learning their ‘Balance’.
Those fools who ‘Imitate’
do not Grow… instead,
they unwittingly give their
[Precious] ‘Energy’… over…
to the one they are copying…
actually ‘Doubling the Fuel’.
The Greater your ‘Potential’
the Bigger the ‘Hate’…
no-one wants to see you Rise
above them and SUCCEED
where they remain ‘Stagnant’.
Stay ‘Out Of The Box’…
away from the Incompetent
and the [Squirming] Insecure
… the ‘Way To Glory’
is not Slander or Sabotage…
it’s [Firm] Hammer And Anvil.

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.