Impressed

27 Dec

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~Will Smith

Impressed

There’s only one you must impress
And it is not your boss
It’s not your family or friends
Or the man on the cross

It isn’t strangers that you don’t
Know anything about
There’s only one you must impress
If you are to gain clout

If you are to gain some peace
And focus and resolve
When trying to impress you must
Just your own self involve

No one else can judge you or
Knows what your limits are
Better than you do yourself
And knows how very far

You can push yourself to going
When you are applied
When you focus, concentrate
And increase your short stride

“I’m impressed” from someone else
Should not make you that proud
If that voice inside of you
Says “You have not allowed

Yourself to go the extra mile
To give a little more
To push your limits even further
Than they were before”

The catch is that your voice inside
Is never satisfied
It never will say “I’m impressed”
And fill you with great pride

And that’s exactly why you should
Always pay it most heed
While others will say “Well done!” your
Voice inside says “Exceed!

Keep it up, don’t let up now!
You aren’t finished just yet
‘Impressed’ won’t happen ‘till you’re sore
And tired, drenched in sweat!”

They say we’re our own worst critics
I’d like to redefine:
I say that no one but ourselves
Can so strongly incline

Nothing but that inner voice
Can push you all the way
Past “impressed” to something more:
Fulfillment to display

                            ~Miro

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10 Responses to “Impressed”

  1. ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡ December 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi, Miro, Great post thanks for sharing… have wonderful holidays 🙂

    Zahir 🙂

  2. granbee December 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    I am so grateful for this totally “right on” reminder today to keep on sweating and stretching to impress myself, because God has given me my own applause meter–and no other device can be accurate!

  3. Soma Mukherjee December 28, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    Loved it!! so true the day people stop wearing that like me love me tag on head and will be more into being themelves and be true to themselves half of their problems will vanish

  4. Sacrilege of the Goddess December 28, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    This is a moving piece for someone like myself, who is trying to help other women who have experienced rape and abuse, to go from victimhood to survivor. I have had to fight within myself, and for me, independent of all the painful words thrown my way and the scornful glances that people were only too generous with. The rewards have been unparalleled however. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece.

  5. zendictive December 28, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    I am not very impressive so I do not attempt to be
    saving my energies for more simpler tacts (~_~)
    great post as always, gonna be at work the next four days so have a great new year birthing, see you next year!

    Art~

  6. Sue Dreamwalker December 28, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Well I am impressed by your verse my friend.. A great inspiring post.. if we spent less time trying to impress and more time getting to know our True real Inner-selves and being true to who we are.. Maybe this world wouldn’t be so full of deceit… Wishing you a New Year full of Truth and enlightenment.. May 2012 be full of Inner Peace and fulfilment 🙂

  7. Antigone's Clamor December 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Great point–we don’t ever stop at (or for) someone else’s approval.

    Love the new look on your blog!!

  8. eof737 December 29, 2011 at 4:09 am #

    I’m impressed by the new template on your blog… 😉
    Nothing but that inner voice
    Can push you all the way
    I agree… 😉

  9. khushjenny December 29, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Great Poem As always… Thanks for sharing Inspiring poems 🙂

  10. willofheart December 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    yes, this piece absolutely reminds me why asking others approval, is myself impressed what I’ve done? great poems Miro as always… thank you for sharing… 🙂

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