Poetic Candor (And the Best Advice You Ever Got)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: sharing poetry is similar to walking around naked. You truly do bare your soul when you share your thoughts.
Poetry allows writers to release feelings that may have been kept inside for too long, and it’s a way to let these feelings go into the universe so you don’t have to hold on to them any longer. It’s quite freeing, actually. Writing poetry has incredible power to make you feel better. And let’s agree–not all poetry comes from us at a time when we are feeling angry, alone, bitter, frustrated, heartbroken, or misunderstood; it can come from us when we feel joyous, enraptured, or euphoric, too.
But alas, today’s poem is snide, I’m afraid. It’s reflective and tastes of bitterness. And ultimately, it’s about people who judge you, even when they don’t walk in your shoes. I wrote it a few years ago in a moment of utter frustration as it touches
What the hell…it goes with the new feel of the blog. Let it rip.
THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER GOT
Stephanie Verni is Professor of Business Communication at Stevenson University and is the author of Inn Significant, Baseball Girl, and Beneath the Mimosa Tree. Along with her colleagues Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse, she is a co-author of Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice, published by Kendall-Hunt.