Poem: What Is Genius?

It is an understanding,

knowing that what you believe to be true in your heart,

is universal, for all people,

by conforming, we strangle the genius in us,

our own thoughts and opinions puppeted by others,

we then see great art and can’t understand how it was made,

those surrealist images, beautifully crafted sentences, and melodic tunes,

only a genius could have created them, we say,

but what we see, read and hear our own rejected thoughts,

motioned towards us by those who stayed true to their private heart,

still, we don’t understand,

that these works are telling us to trust our impressions,

we distance ourselves from them by putting a label on them,

considering them something different from us, normal, conformed people,

and perhaps we are different,

the genius doesn’t conform,

we marvel at their works, applauding them, praising them,

yet deaf to the message,

trust thyself.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s