Apart from the crowd

It all comes down to what we term as occult
and weird; the struggle to keep in touch with
plausible and real, while some of us see there’s 
no telling whats next, would you follow all that
preached even if mind is found perplexed?

Amid the dull, mundane we appear as odd and
queer; our voice though low at first, in time is
bold and clear. The world at length will chide if
we dare to persevere; care not if echoes squall
upon your throbbing ears.

In empty, mocking thicket plunge sterling spear;
Adopt a path defiant above life of doubt and fear.

 

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Posted on Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Defiant all the way, my weird and me! I can, indeed, be a tad confusing at times. But when we get there… the weird is gloriously clear. ♥

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  2. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I’ve stuck to the defiant path so long that I know no other!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello MMT,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

    2. Rall says:

      I don’t even take paths anymore…just fly over on my broomstick ! 🙂

  3. I love Magaly’s comment. Love the defiance in your poem too. We weird ones must embrace our weirdness with enthusiasm, smiles.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  4. I loved the last two lines. This poem so beautifully tells the way how one should live life, despite worrying about being called odd or weird.
    A beautiful poem, Sanaa. Loved it <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Purba,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  5. There’s something to be said for those who march to their own beat! Well done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  6. Debi says:

    “It all comes down to what we term as weird”… I agree completely

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  7. Oh yes, I like the defiant path!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  8. Myrna says:

    Lovely poem Sanaa. I like the idea of living a life defiant. Weird can be a good thing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  9. Susan says:

    It certainly depends. I don’t find it weird at all to watch someone getting stronger and stronger in their convictions.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  10. Sanaa, I know you were sending me prompts, but my FB has been put on hold as I re-examine my commitment to… all things “weird.” Thanks to you, I am linking up with Poets United on this prompt.

    I love your thoughts here. You seize the words, “odd,” and “queer,” and you bend them to your will. Well done, you! Love, Amy

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Amy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  11. […] me through “Barking Sycamores” on how I can relish my own particular groove).  Also, thanks to Saana for enticing me back to Poets […]

  12. Old Egg says:

    Being weird is an advantage for no one will ever take you for granted as you will often surprise. It is the weird people that will change the world.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  13. Luk Lei says:

    This kind of the introverted geek’s dilema, I totally feel it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Luk Lei,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. Sara McNulty says:

    Love this poem, for its words and wonderful rhymes. Up with weird!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sara,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead

  15. Jae Rose says:

    Finding our loud, clear voice is key – and really what is weird – everything is relative and if used well can be beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  16. L. Moon says:

    This speaks to the writer – the ink dripping spear the weapon of choice. Touche fine poetess

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  17. panchali says:

    “In empty, mocking thicket plunge a sterling spear;
    Adopt a path defiant above life of doubt and fear.”,,, Very well concluded, Sanaa! In the end, it is our defiance that redeems us…Loved this poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  18. gillena says:

    Luv the way you claim your ‘weird’ its not easy to be the one thinking “out of the box”

    Happy you dropped in to read mine

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  19. That missing link between the undecipherable and the decipherable. Its grey and weird because we cannot possibly understand, interpret or restrict it within known parameters. You’ve defined the word weird very intelligently.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Geetashree,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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