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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poem by J.S. Lambert



Nun but You

How do you know?
Who tells you so?
Is it premonition?
Over-ambition?
One who forever butts in with song ,
 with the voice gone entirely wrong.


Do you reach for opinions of loved ones?
Would they inform you that talent you suspect is none?
Would you be mortified by truth.....?
If truth was sincere?
Or could you embrace the honesty you hear?
Would you regroup or give in?
Would the fighter arrive telling you to win?
Is it even worth trying to continue.....?
Or is it only false hope that  lies deep within you?
Are you a no trick pony.....?
With no chance, no passion, a phony.



But it does burn deep inside you.
Most times, the only friend to guide you.
It listens, and makes you talk back.
Filters your senses, pushing you back on track.
You need no affirmation.
Only self adaptation.
When the voice inside you fails to love and guide you,
Release the headaches of self doubt.
Let you figure you out.
Because when those in which you’ve confided all depart,
You are the one left with aspirations.....
Of the calling you failed to start.





6 comments:

Barbara L said...

Like it!

Anonymous said...

Very well written, thought provoking...excellent description of the Battle of self- being authentic and not allowing outside forces to define our true selves~

Anonymous said...

That can mean so many things. I am interested to hear more.

Anonymous said...

Interested to hear more about you and what your views are.

nicholas said...

Joe,
I graduated High School with your wife. Have faith in seeking your talents I hear your moaning. You are on the right path just write and let everything else fall where it may.

-blessings on your journey

Nick Hannar

j.s. lambert said...

Thank you all for the comments. Please keep them coming!