Fear not the slings and arrows

Of small words from smaller souls

Language cannot and does not define you

You are the only one

Who can write your book


You are not the bone, but the marrow

And ever changing is your role

Your eyes have the clearest view

Of the battles won

You only need to look


The world is full of scarecrows

But they are just straw on a pole

To yourself remain what is true

There is no need to run

Or make their doubt your crook


Some minds are just too narrow

To behold your radiant whole

And the only thing that you can do

Let them have their hateful fun

As your spirit remains un-shook


17 Responses to “Scarecrows”
  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Brilliant Brad, and so very true these perfect words you’ve precisely placed in this masterful work of art. I am always for self mastery, self control and confidence, nobody can shake you if they want to only if they can…

  2. beth says:

    inspirational, brad

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I don’t really have a problem with this, since even the doubters and the naysayers ignore anything I have to say… 🙂

  4. That’s so beautiful and so inspirational Brad.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    This is indeed a beautiful way of saying don’t let others snuff out your light. This is a great poem to share my friend as I believe that many a great poet has ceased to write because of what others have said.

    “You are not the bone, but the marrow

    And ever changing is your role”

    I believe these two line say so much and the metaphor is a blessed one. Thank you for sharing this today.

    Have a great Sabbath. Love and hugs always, Jonikins ❤️🤗❤️😘

  6. The first five lines really grab my attention.

  7. kristianw84 says:

    This is so beautiful and inspiring!!

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