Blazing Your Own Trail : Seizing the Day Before It's Too Late



The endless silence in a dying day,
Invites introspection, thought's display,  
On meaning derived, purpose of one's stay,
When time is fleeting, choices slip away.

What worth the chase for validation's ray?
From others whose bias distorts truth's sway.
Self-choice lights the path, shows the way,
To fulfillment, joy, goals you wish to slay.

Why plead and wait for their thumbs up sign?
When only you know your heart's design.
Let not their coldness your spark undermine,
Blaze your trail, their chill left behind.

Don't cling to those who tear you limb from limb,
In their eyes you'll never suffice or win.   
Break those chains, destiny's not so grim,
Your life's your own, now begin to live in.

Cease the anxious wait for their selection,  
Still the mind's obsessive dejection.
Flow solo, halt the hopeless injection,  
Of reliance on others for direction.  

You were born worthy, no validation needed,
Although repeated betrayal has seeded
Self-doubt's thorns, their unkindness unheeded,
Your value unchanged, from truth not impeded.

Free your mind from twists of their making,
No more second guessing or self-forsaking.
Blaze your true north, their maps forsaking,
Owning your path, in self-trust partaking.

Why waste away waiting for their sign off?  
When you could sail, their chains cast off,
No need to wait at their beck and call,
When freedom awaits beyond that wall.  

Don't cling to their words as life preservers,  
When your soul needs no biased reviewers.  
Cast off doubt, what you know is truer,   
Flow your stream, life's gift, self-chooser.

Time flows too fast to wait for their blessing,
Too short to stall, their cues obsessing.  
Blaze your course, their source progressing,
Before the sand shifts, dreams digressing.

Don't grasp for validation from their lips,
When your heart knows, inner wisdom equips.
Break free from doubt when confidence drips,  
Flow your way, their words just blips.

Don't wait for them to give you direction,
To point North when you know your intersection.
Blaze your trail, fate's selection,
Owning your gifts, no need for inspection.

Why pine for applause from suspect sources?
When your soul springs from deeper forces.
Let not their reception sway your courses,  
But from within, your life force courses.  

Time passes swiftly, dreams deferred delay,
Wait too long, goals drift away.
Seize the day, choose your way,
Before the hourglass sands fade to gray.

Don't postpone joy awaiting their nod,
To release your gifts, uncover each pod.
Now's the time to uncover your trod,
Before window closes, paths unclear, shod.

Don't let cold critics quiet what you know true,
Silence your song thought they don't construe.  
Stay the course, clear-eyed view,
Flowing free, from within you construe.  

Why pine for their smiling, approving faces?
When you could enjoy your gifts, optimistic traces.
Don't hand them your power, your identity basis,
But from your soul's truth, life you can embrace.

Time ticks fast, put first self-care,
Top priority, dreams you wish to ensnare.  
Don't pause joy, validation ensnare,
But unleash gifts now, future prepare.

Don't wait for others to validate your reason,
Or give approval to each season.
Voice your mind, your rhyme and rhythm,
Blaze your trail beyond their schism.  

Why wait for their reassuring pat on the back?
When you can act now, confidence not lack.
Cast off hesitation holding you back,  
Boldly stride, chosen path take.

Time flows fast, dreams delayed drift far,
Don't postpone your vision to a distant star.
Seize today, choose what matters for you are,
Before the chance escapes from ajar.

Don't stall action for their thumbs up cue,
When intuition signals what rings true.
Cast out doubt, your dreams pursue,  
Flowing free, not waiting on their clue.

Why grasp for validation from suspect sources?
When your soul's wisdom already courses.
Don't hand them your power by false recourses,
But trust your voice arising from inner forces.

Sand slips fast down future's slope,
Seize the gift before you mope.
Blaze your trail, seeds of hope,
Before the closure, visions elope.

Don't hand them the power to approve your being,  
Or let cold critics silence your seeing.
Stay the course, your truth decreeing,
Blaze your trail beyond their fleeing.

Why wait for their smile to ignite your spark?
When you can rise, vision embark.
Seize the day, your chosen arc,
Before the sun sets, window stark.

Time ticks fast, dreams on hold.
Choose now before the ice turns cold.
Heed intuition's cues, be bold,
Before the chance escapes twofold.

Don't stall for their pat on the back so needed,
When you can act now, dreams succeeded.
Cast out hesitation that impeded,
Blaze your trail beyond false pleas.

Why pine for their approval cue?
When you know what rings true for you.  
Stay the course, your vision pursue,
From your soul wisdom imbue.

Sands fall fast, future fades,
Seize today, your dreams cascade.
Own your gifts, fears evade,
Before the window shuts, dreams decayed.

Don't grasp for their validation so endless,
To silence doubts, anchorless, friendless.
Stay true to yourself, tremendous,
Blazing your destiny as you intended.

Why seek their smiles to confirm your place?
When you're whole as you are, completed case.
Don't hand them that power of your self-efface,
But trust your path, chosen space race.

Time ticks on, dreams deferred regress,   
Don't wait on others, progress repress.  
Seize today, your dreams redress,
Before the window shuts, visions digress.

Don't pine for applause validating your reason,  
To voice your views each season.
Stay true to yourself beyond their schism,  
Your inner wisdom guiding your rhythm.

Why grasp for approval from suspect sources?
When your soul's truth already discourses.  
Don't seek validation from their false recourses,  
But trust your inner voice, arising forces.

Sand slips fast, slope growing steeper,  
Race the clock before your dreams grow sleeper.
Seize today, your vision keeper,
Before the window shuts, closer creeper.

Don't wait for their cue to approve your mission,   
When you can act now, vision precision.  
Cast out hesitation, clearer vision,
Blaze your trail, fear derision.

Why pine to perform for each critic's delight?
When you can compose from your inner might.
Stay true to your muse, her guidance recite,
Not critics' deception blurring your sight.

Time ticks swift, dreams delayed descend,
Don't postpone your gifts, bridges start to rend.
Seize today, on yourself depend,
Before chances fade and windows slam shut end.

Don't stall for validation from biased peers,  
When you know your truth, those waters clear.
Stay the course, their distortions veer,   
Blaze your trail from within steer.

Why seek their smiles to confirm your space?
When whole you stand in your chosen place.
Don't hand them that power with self-debase,
But trust your path, boldly embrace.

Sands fall fast, slope grows steeper,  
Race the clock, before dreams lie sleeper.  
Seize today, vision keeper,
Before the window shuts, closure creeper.

Don't pine for their signing your validation,
To green light your goals, destination.  
Voice your truth immune to their dictation,  
Blaze your trail beyond their stagnation.

About this poem

This poem explores the theme of seeking validation from others versus trusting one's own inner wisdom. It advocates forging your own path rather than waiting for external approval. The poetic voice urges the reader to seize the day and actualize their dreams before time slips away. Vivid imagery evokes the brevity of life's hourglass.

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Submitted by Mawphniang.Napoleon on November 01, 2023

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