Dang it!! IG cut off last word. It’s “sword”.
Anyway, I haven’t done a spoken word in a while. And insomnia has me up anyway. But I’m fired up at this new trend of people messaging & telling me everything that’s “wrong” with my version of poetry. Sooooo I wrote this for them:
My kindness has often be mistaken as a weakness.
So do not misinterpret my poetry as an attempt to inflate my own ego.
I am not here for competition or to wage war with my words.
I lack the ambition to chase down poets & criticize their use of language.
I think their willingness to share what’s on their minds & hearts makes them gladiators in the closed off world.
It is our gift & this poetry community, our reward.
So why did you think it was ok to approach me & question my authenticity?
No, you secret “admirer”, you Medusa of critique & words.
My heart is my only motivation.
My pen is my mythical sword.