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. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.