You Have To Have Some Poetry About Yourself…
“You have to have some Poetry about yourself before others will be interested in what you are and what you have to offer. You have to be passionate about something in your life, something that you don’t expect to be compensated for and allow others to see this in you. As long as you are simply going through life just existing, just working, just being and not offering a helping hand to another or inspiring someone to be the best they can be, you will not attract others to you. You have to have some Poetry about yourself… Then and only then, will others seek you out to gain a piece of that Poetry you have to be like you…”
-spoken by Larry Fishburn’s character in the movie ‘Bobby’
When I heard these words uttered by the character in the movie I was in awe and it really made me think. The words meant so much. So, profound and true. It caused me to pause, sit back and think about the individuals throughout history and in the present, which have made great sacrifices and accomplished great feats, all the while attracting numbers of people to them and influencing them in ways that only they could have. In that instant it came to me that, those individuals had and have some POETRY about them. The kind of POETRY that inspired and inspires others to want to be near them and read them, get to know them, so as to gain some insight into what was/is so special about them and to acquire some of it for themselves so they could be akin to them.
With this, I began to think of my own experiences and what Poetry there was about me that allowed others to be drawn to me. I thought of my compassion for others, how I get satisfaction from inspiring and assisting others, how I do many things with no idea of ever being compensated for them. I thought of my written poetry, my views on life, LOVE and the world as a whole. I thought of how I am always on a mission to remind others of the Beauty that is before us every day and always giving my LOVE freely, with no apologies. Having this Poetry about me is the only way I’d care to live and I am thankful for.
I encourage others to sit down and think of what it is they are passionate about with no idea of money, or material things, or status or accomplishments, but what it is that they feel strongly about and would do for ‘free’ for the rest of their days. When they can come to this, when they can name that thing and live it from day to day, they will have that Poetry and it will be shown to others in action and through words, allowing others to be drawn to them to obtain a portion of what it is they possess.
Anyone out there with no idea of what they should be doing to make life the BEST it can be for them and to be able to influence others positively, I say…
“You Have To Get Some Poetry About Yourself!”