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Rise… For You Must Shine

October 31, 2010

Image by Piero Sierra via Flickr

Breath flows in and out…

the perfect time is coming about.

Your blood is flowing .

Your heart is growing faster by the minute.

There won’t be a show without you in it.

You are the master of these three rings.

and without you…

Its true that time won’t stand still…

but without you…

There won’t be any thrill!

You make the magic come together

in your actions and your words

The time has come for you to be heard!

The spotlights on and the crowd cheers

you’re weak in the knees…

But cast your fears!

You are the one for which they wait in line.

Rise like the sun for you must shine!

44 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2010 7:58 pm

    you know those kind of words/texts/songs/etc that you feel somehow address you when you first lay eyes upon them? 🙂 this is how i felt when i first read this…not because of me being “the one for which they wait in line” or things like that, but because for some reason your words boosted my self-confidence, in relation to everything going on in my life :). and for that i have to thank you.

    • October 31, 2010 8:07 pm

      That is exactly what I am going for…as for being the one for which they wait in line. We all are to some degree and to varying extents but this is not exactly or necessarily referring to people, events that cause us to rise to an occasion also and the things we do leading up to that event is sort of like lining or leading up to grand finally. So go forth and shine because I’m cheering you on!

  2. October 31, 2010 9:12 pm

    I like the Rise and Shine, very inspirational, even if I’m not a star. Maybe I could be????
    Thank you

    • November 1, 2010 1:07 am

      Everyone is a legend…even if it is only in their own mind (as in my case). If you ever have a task that you are nervous about think of these words. Even if you don’t get in front of crowds realize that even those that do…. get nervous too and in doing so they do it for everyone. You must perform to accomplish what you set out to do and you will when you take it with the right attitude. Yes you can be a star if that is truly what you want to do. But you must ask yourself …What is it that I want most? until you have the proper answer everyone’s is different. Peace be with you.

  3. October 31, 2010 11:15 pm

    uplifting message
    you make people smile.


    No comprise,

    thanks for the beautiful work.

  4. November 1, 2010 10:24 am

    Amazing poem, you really bring out that feeling well, which we all feel before we have a big task in front of us.

  5. November 1, 2010 2:28 pm

    Yes, psyching oneself up to perform really well – or do something really dangerous! Excellently described, 2zpoint.

  6. danroberson permalink
    November 3, 2010 10:04 pm

    So many applications for this poem. Well done. This poem performs and inspires!

    • November 3, 2010 10:41 pm

      Thank you Dan… Coming from a writer as good as you it is a great honor.

  7. November 3, 2010 10:26 pm

    I like your use of repetition with “without you”

    • November 3, 2010 10:43 pm

      Thank you for your complement! I am thankful that you stopped by:-)

  8. November 3, 2010 11:31 pm

    welcome in,
    Thanks for sharing such a grace with us.
    Happy Rally.

  9. A.B. Thomas permalink
    November 4, 2010 12:57 am

    A darn pleasure to read and it sure acted as a motivational tool for some of my thoughts as I read your piece.

    • November 4, 2010 1:56 am

      Thank you sir …I’m honor to know that it helped you in some way.

  10. November 4, 2010 1:06 am

    uplifting poem, lovely entry…

    Three Knots

    Happy Rally !

    –Someone Is Special–

  11. November 4, 2010 2:33 am

    Great inspiration.
    Picture too is nice compliment.
    I personally prefer steady growth to wait for opportune moments.
    Inspired by the thought.

    • November 4, 2010 10:52 am

      Sometimes people feel like they are not ready for things that they were meant their whole lives to do. When the time comes they must seize the moment for it is natural as the rising sun. Capabilities often are born of necessity and many people are trapped in the feeling that they do not have them. Your are right to grow at a steady rate and by all means wait for opportune moments but when it is opportune you must take it regardless of how you feel. If it was meant to be you will survive and even thrive. It is all part of the same growing process. Peace be with you Doc!

  12. November 4, 2010 2:50 am

    inspirational indeed, rise and shine light the way for some who have lost their way. Very nice poem with feeling

    • November 4, 2010 10:54 am

      …And some never take the chance in the first place. Thank you for stopping by!

  13. November 4, 2010 10:49 am

    Don’t be afraid to up high. ^^,

  14. November 5, 2010 2:47 am

    Its very wonderfully done.. thanks for sharing… I liked it so much..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

  15. November 5, 2010 3:38 am

    very inspiring! thanks for sharing! I’m loving all the poetry!

  16. November 5, 2010 9:08 am

    Strikes me as being both inspired and inspiring. Well done, 2Z. I like it. Good contribution to Rally. Thank you!

  17. Anita (Aquarius63) permalink
    November 5, 2010 11:39 am

    Beautiful poem.


  18. Jessicas Japes permalink
    November 5, 2010 4:04 pm

    Powerfully written, I enjoyed the build up in the poem!

  19. November 5, 2010 4:44 pm

    Great poem. It is hard to capture the emotional intensity of succeeding in a positive light that doesn’t come of being pedantic and I think you did it perfectly here. As someone who has worked the theater for many years it but right back stage again…

    • November 5, 2010 4:52 pm

      I thank you for the grand comment! I think like this every time I have to give a speech or I am about to do something amazing. I proud to have given you that memory!

  20. November 6, 2010 4:32 am

    Clap, clap, clap.

    You indeed shone with this poem 🙂

    Happy Rally!

    Lu Ann.

  21. November 6, 2010 5:34 am

    great inspiring piece! Makes me want to rekindle my dream on one day opening for Tom Petty! =)

    • November 6, 2010 6:33 am

      Don’t you know that tour bus is probably full of lava lamps and crazy light shows. Just sayin’ how wild would that be?

  22. November 6, 2010 11:56 am

    inspiring.. the artist’s debut can be very nervous a time.. and these words are very assuring! lovely write 🙂

    My Rally Entry

    • November 6, 2010 1:58 pm

      Hey Leo its good to see you my friend! Yeah it can be a nervous time especially if they have never done it before but I get amped up when I go out and these are the things that happen in my mind.

  23. November 6, 2010 6:52 pm

    The last line is too good…
    “Rise like the sun for you must shine!”… 🙂

  24. November 7, 2010 12:17 am

    how are you?

    reminding you silly and same stuff;

    return favors,
    do 18 NEW….
    let me know after you are done.

  25. November 7, 2010 7:22 pm

    I took this as a reason to get out of bed. Can you imagine saying this to yourself every morning. The pure inspiration at the importance of your being would truly inspire you to do great things!

    I loved it!

  26. November 7, 2010 11:54 pm

    Beautiful picture and a powerful poem

    ” Rise like the sun for you must shine! “


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