Tuesday, September 21, 2021

I See You

Bright souls terrify
the weak-minded
and weaker-hearted,

the too self-blinded
to notice glitter-shrouded gloom

which senseless fear
illusions into being;

but I see you—
creative and quiet,

shining on the world.

- a very talented friend of mine was having a severe case of writer’s insecurity (mostly inspired by an envious idiot), so I wrote this poem to remind her that some of us admire and respect her work.

- for Poets and Storytellers United--Weekly Scribblings #88: Equinox. Also linked to the Writers’ Pantry #89: Ghost Walk.

48 comments:

  1. I see you, Magaly!!! "Sooo creative and quite," I love it!! The illustration is great too.
    I do hope your shoulder, and the whole works, are feeling better now.
    Thank you for these nice prompts, I chose as you did.
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    1. Thank you, Jim. My shoulder remains crappy, but I've been seeing physical therapy, pain management, and will soon see orthopedics. So, if I'm lucky, things will get better... eventually.

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  2. That's lovely! And I expect the person concerned cherishes the (rare) fact of being seen.

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  3. I really love your stitched blackout poems. Such a cool idea!
    I think I had a bright soul once when I was young. There were a lot of people who were determined to snuff the spark right out. Now the only thing that can make it flare is outrage.

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  4. You'd think the bright souls would be a source of hope, wouldn't you? But maybe it's just that they are a painful reminder of what could be, if the self-blinded just got over themselves.

    LOL, also as an aside, creativity is rarely a quiet activity in my case. Just ask my husband. I mutter like Deku in My Hero Academia when I'm ruminating over a plot point. :D

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    1. I think we all have our quietly creative moments, particularly when we sit in a corner convinced that we can't create, thinking that it is best if no one else discovers that we are an impostor.

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  5. That creative quiet person sounds like a good person to know. Lovely affectionate poem.

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  6. We need caring eyes to see and not be blinded by, another's true brillance.

    Happy Wednesday

    Much💖love

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  7. I see you beautiful Lady ......

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  8. I see you your beautifully creative soul <3

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  9. Your stithed black--outs are remarkable, as are you. "Glitter-shrouded gloom" Somehow you manage to find a glimmer in even the darkest moments. I see you, Magaly!

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  10. That's a beautiful blackout. And it is an amazing gift to offer one, that of being seen and known. Understood and felt.

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    1. Thank you. And I agree, to be seen, understood, and felt as we are is a wonder.

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  11. Thank Goodness, for those who shine a spotlight on the creative and quiet. That's a very kind gesture Maga in encouraging your friend.

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    1. She encourages me, too, so... it's a give and take. ;-)

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  12. this stitched blackout poem is awesome.
    well, at least she knows, "you've got a friend".

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  13. In reassuring your friend, you have described yourself, Magaly....creative and quiet, shining on the world.

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  14. i can relate, artists can be very sensitive (which make for great art, but a side effect can be a tortured soul, a hard line to walk, or even crawl) this was beautiful magaly... good medicine.

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  15. Knowing one is seen by someone you admire, or someone who admires you, is heart-warming and ... a gift. A gift one should always be thankful for.

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  16. How very well said. And how lovely you shine the light to make the glitter sparkle.

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  17. When you see someone, it shines a light upon them. May you continue with an illuminating sight, Magaly.

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  18. Beautiful ink. Sometimes bright souls terrify me, so I just crawl back into my blanket cave and poof...they are gone. But your brightness, it doesnt shine and blind one, it envelopes them in a warm glow that they wish to gravitate toward...again and again. I'm glad you're on the other end of my computer, Magaly. You make lots of my days bright.

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  19. "which senseless fear
    illusions into being" That statement is so strong and true.

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  20. This is incredible. The type of art I love. Have a great day.

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  21. What a beautiful and thoughtful tribute to your friend...in words and imagery...gorgeous! I am sure you friend feels wondrous now. The black out art is exquisite !

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    1. In truth, she has always been rather fantastic. It just took her a bit of time to see (and believe) what the rest of us saw in her.

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  22. Excellent! I love your art and I love your words! Big Hugs!

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