The Naysayer

16 Aug

“The doubters said,
“Man can not fly,”
The doers said,
“Maybe, but we’ll try,”
And finally soared
In the morning glow
While non-believers
Watched from below.”
~Bruce Lee

The Naysayer

There were a pair of go-getters
Who one day set out to
Get working on a project that
Both of them loved to do

They got it off the ground and were
Quite pleased with the result
And many others liked it too
But one person found fault

A Nayser spoke up and called
One stupid and one lame
The “stupid” one just ignored but
The other one felt shame

The “stupid” one said “I don’t care
Your opinion don’t matter”
But “lame” one was quite shaken up
Because one didn’t flatter

The “stupid” one kept hard at work
At doing more and more
But “lame” one quickly soured and
Felt it was thankless chore

He persevered but after some
More time passed, one more spoke
About how both of them were just
One big, stupid, lame joke

And that was it for the “lame” one
Despite the praise of many
The Naysayer’s words made him feel
As if there wasn’t any

And so he slunk back in his hole
And sat silent and scared
While his  “stupid” partner worked on
Tried harder and dared

And he incurred a lot of praise
As well as some insults
But none of the Naysayer’s words
Impacted his results

Because there’ll always be some people
Who can’t stand someone
Who has ambition and follows
While Naysayer has none

Will you be one who ignores
And sees them as a pest?
Who isn’t even worth the time
To be fully addressed?

Or will you be someone who takes
Their thoughtless words to heart
And stops you from being one who
Finishes what they start?


8 Responses to “The Naysayer”

  1. Lopa August 16, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    Nominating you for the Kreative Blogger Award. 🙂

  2. celestealluvial August 16, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Loved it, Miro….. 🙂

  3. Cat Forsley August 16, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Optimism Rules ….
    Good one big bro xx

  4. drsuraiyanasim August 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    Clap! Clap! Clap! This is amazingly inspiring! Booo…to the naysayers! And let’s all of us keep up with our work for finish-line is only reached by the one who keeps running!!!

  5. granbee August 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    This reminds me of some quotes tweeted to me recently, especially one that said, “Those who say it cannot be done should stop interrupting those who are doing it.” Lead on, Ever-Doing Warrior Miro!

  6. dontchawannadream August 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Loved this poem, Miro.
    Got to agree with Cat 😉

  7. Ritika Upadhyay At Le Blog August 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    ‘Or will you be someone who takes
    Their thoughtless words to heart
    And stops you from being one who
    Finishes what they start?’
    Such beautiful, inspiring words, fellow warrior!

  8. willofheart August 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I love it and always love it…

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