Validate me, Baby,
I’m so proud of myself
Lookit the praise of many!
You’re ridiculous,
Show me the money.

Affrim me, Honey,
Lookit the love;
It’s just pourin’ in.
Watchagotta show forit?
It ain’t ink, it’s RGB on a screen

I’m deflated,
Put in my place;
Poseuer, playing Poet.

©Cindy Taylor 2010

“That isn’t writing at all, it’s typing.” Truman Capote

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.
Alexander Haig


25 Comments Add yours

  1. Madmom says:

    As always – a good read.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you Madmom.
      (When I click on your name I get taken to a page that doesn’t exist?)

  2. leigh says:

    Ego, deflated 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes 😦 Funny how one person can negate the opinions of a hundred others.

  3. adeeyoyo says:

    I love the Alexander Haig quote! I know I sometimes surprise myself, and at other times cringe, when I re-read my stuff. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      You shouldn’t cringe.

  4. Smander says:

    This is exactly how I’m feeling. Its not dissimilar to the poem I was working on today called, ‘who cares’. Sigh.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Carry on, regardless, Smander!

      1. Smander says:

        I should add that I’ve actually posted this poem now. I dont know why but your poem made me think of it and even though I don’t think its one of my best….who cares?

      2. theonlycin says:

        It’s punchy Smander, and I understand the sentiments.

  5. granny1947 says:

    I am feeling stupid today…didn’t get it right off…then read it again…are you feeling fragile?

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, a little dented maybe…

  6. New Attitude says:

    I try to think if a Meteor hit the planet tomorrow, what would I spend my time on today …

    1. theonlycin says:

      Best not to dwell on it and just make every day count?

  7. gipsika says:

    Heya Cin. Yup, too true…

    My friend Douglas Pearce immunized me there. He said, “Opinions are like bottoms – everyone has one.”

    1. theonlycin says:

      Your friend Douglas Pearce is a wise man. Please give him my best regards 😉

  8. colonialist says:

    Only one opinion really counts – one’s own! Provided one is brutally honest with oneself.

    You’ll never guess who I chose for that Page 91/40 thing. Trollope! I must be crazy. Still tinkering with it.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Trollope! I can’t wait!

  9. slpmartin says:

    The difficulty with receiving praise…is that it is followed with so what’s next? Did enjoy reading this over morning coffee and thinking about bruised egos.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Have another cuppa 🙂 Enjoy your day.

  10. nrhatch says:

    From Impressionism & Abstract Expressionism:

    “Once we accept that our reputations vary from person to person, and even day-to-day (depending upon the topic under discussion), we stop getting caught up in the opinions of others ~ which tend to be based more on who they are, than on who we are.

    Instead [of looking for validation from others], we strive to do our best while remaining focused on the reputation that matters most:

    The one we have with the ”man in the mirror.”

    Quote: When we stop hiding who we are, we have more energy to become more fully who we want to be. ~ nrhatch”

    Pick yourself up . . . dust yourself off . . . and start all over again!

    Good luck ~ hope your sun returns soon! : )

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Nancy, I’m OK today.

  11. grandawn says:

    Words do hurt, don’t they? (referring to the rhyme “Sticks and stones. . .) Hit the mute button.

  12. theonlycin says:

    When it’s that one person who’s opinion matters most …

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