Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 4 February 2018

Note to Self…

You may have forgotten who you are, and believe me, I understand. How could you not? From your first breath everything you thought you knew has been slowly chipped away by the fearful, insecure others because your brilliance terrifies them…and because they forgot their own brilliance.

“Don’t speak unless you are spoken to.”
“You’re just a…”
“You’re not smart enough…you’re too smart.”
“You’re not invited.”
“Wait for your turn.”
“Go to the back of the line.”
“Get with the program.”
“You can’t do…or say that.”
“You’re too young…you’re too old.”
“You’re not ………….enough.”
“You’re too much.”
“Don’t make waves.”
“Get over it.”
“If only you had…”
“It’s too late.”
“You are being selfish.”

Sound familiar? How many times did you take one of these lies to heart? How many times did you repeat them to yourself…to others? Without realizing it you allowed these words to attach themselves to you. Like daggers they have slowly chipped away at the masterpiece that you are, rendering you a heap of self-loathing. But what if you had heard the truth from the moment you took your first breath…what if…

“Tell me…”
“You are amazing.”
“You are brilliant.”
“You are always welcome.”
“Come to the front, sit next to me.”
“Tell me what you think.”
“Let’s do this!”
“It’s never too late.”
“You matter.”
“I value your…”
“You’ve got this.”
“Don’t give up or in.”
“The world needs people like you.”
“I need you…”
“I believe you…in you”
“You are perfect…”
“You are important.”

What if these were the words that filled your cup. What if you could start over, have a do-over, wipe the slate clean…would you remember then? It’s not too late…it’s never too late. Repeat after me…”You are everything and all!”

Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 4 February 2018

can’t you see how crazy that is?
you were born dazzling
softly draped in mist
while everyone sleeps
chipped away by betrayal
just real life in the moment
and blue sometimes, oh so blue
winter’s days are numbered
fading to oblivescence
the matrix is real
color me daffodil…
with a whisper of diamonds

~kat

A ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the ReVerse features the words of one writer, providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week.


10 responses to “Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 4 February 2018

  • Peter's pondering

    Kat, these just seem to be getting better and better. I am in awe! If you have a contact address for your muse I should sell it at a dollar a time. You will be a millionaire in no time!

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  • Timeless Classics -- Poetry by Ana Daksina

    Oh, my dear. This has to be reblogged! It’s off to Success Inspirers World 😘

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  • dornahainds

    Marvelous intero-spection moment! 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀
    Superb, weekly rewind. 😎🥀😎🥀

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  • anotherfoodieblogger

    Absolutely fantastic Kat! You are awesome. ❤

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  • ron877

    Reblogged this on Read 4 Fun and commented:
    This reblog from the ever brilliant Kat Myrman has two parts. Fans of poetry and verse will like the 04Feb ReVerse. Do you know what a ReVerse is? I didn’t. Kat explains it at the end of her post. I’ll just go ahead and appreciate the content of the verse. Her explanation of how she creates it leaves me in awe similar tothe feeling I get when my son is trying to explain why a certain online game is great.

    What I really, really liked was the first part of this post, “A Note to Self.” Once again Kat points out the power of language as it affects the listener. Students of language (me for one) many times focus on ourselves as archtects of a message. We think about grammar, cool vocabulary choices, and appropriate register for a group we are addressing. There is little attention paid in a language learning environment to the feelings of and effects on the listener. The cutting, humorous remark that left the speaker in stitches might cause listeners to seek a place to get a few of their own. As you look at the two lists,, it is easy to categorize one as negative and one as positive. For mental exercise, really look at each “comment.” Some are double-edged.

    From the “negative” list: “You’re too much.” Depending on the intonation, I might like to receive this critique.

    From the “positive” list: “It’s never too late.” On first read, this is motivational. You can still succeed. But, by the way, you failed on your earlier attempt.

    And sure, people can over analyze and take any remark delivered differently to skew surface meaning into positive or negative implications. Overall, Kat’s post points out the power of language. “Like daggars they [[words]] have slowly chipped away …”

    Another rant on the importance of taking responsibility as a speaker of any language.

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    • Kat Myrman

      Thank you for another thoughtful critique Ron, and for helping me see between the lines of my piece in ways I hadn’t initially noticed. We lovers of words can always glean more. And learn more. There are not many things as rich and satisfying as words…at least in my own humble opinion! 😊

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