I Shall Not

I shall not be diminished 

I shall not be held back

Shadow shall not cover me

or bury my tracks



I may not live up

to your expectations of me

but I am my own self

and my spirit is free



Blue skies lay beneath

even the heaviest of cloud

I shall always rise up

and make myself proud



My value to you

may be fleeting

Unseen and unfelt



But each day I

Strive to live

My very best day yet



I shall not be diminished

I shall not be held back

Your shadow shall not cover me

or bury my tracks

This poem was first conceived a few weeks ago when the world was in turmoil – so what’s new there, right. It is inspired by feeling of anger towards those who feel they can take what they please or simply step over others without thought or care. We all experience this in different degrees of severity. My frustration is against a seemingly unjust world. A world where people judge, control or simply do not see. My poetry journey is still very young – perhaps a little clumsy – but it’s rather freeing to just see how the words come. I hope that my own light will shine bright but never cast a shadow over others.

Thank you for visiting today. May your spirit be free and your day be a happy one.

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