'I Listened' Poem by Bernard Snyder

'I Listened'

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You said I would never succeed
nor did I possess what it took,
you said I wasn't smart enough to comprehend
much less write a book,
you said I wouldn't amount to anything
and my 'idea of success' was all wrong,
you said my dreams were too farfetched
and that, I'd never write a hit song,
well, I sat and listen as you criticized me
but I kept my head towards the sky
and prayed that when I become successful,
you'd be able to look me in the eye,
I've since written over a thousand songs
at least 'half' will be 'top hits'
so I wonder has your perception of me changed
now that I'm filthy rich!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Keith Brown 30 April 2020

It's good to be able to get out from under all the worlds negativity, a wonderful place if you don't let the naysayers get you down. Good poem

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Guy Lip-more 10 August 2013

You told them friend, very good write.

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