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Autonomy from peer pressure,

Leagues away from suppression

Or humility fueled by insecurity

And external forces.

An island OD‘d on controlitis anti-bodies;

Ironclad jurisdiction;

What enters my mind is what I allow

Not what you believe I need.

My consciousness unwillingly

Reached a new level with a few

Unspoken mistakes;

Through the loss of what I naively believed

To be my most valued possession,

My world got reformed.

Through a mistake, a spark was lit

As fifty thousand watts of light beams

Showed themselves from

The deepest chasms of darkness

That resided at the center

Of my soul.

A new level of awareness

Hard to describe, which is why

I find myself having to paint a picture

With the alphabet in tow.

What makes me stronger

Is not the belief that i’m better than you

No, far from it,

You’re far from the equation.

What gives me power is knowing

I control my own reality,

That my opinion of the world

Is something no-one can take from me

That no-one can convince me if I can

Or can’t do something

Unless I allow them to.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: Bateri




7 thoughts on “Power.

    nosyjosie said:
    July 11, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    YES! You are the master of your own life – no one else. So please don’t consider this Liebster Award nomination to be forced lol. I would love for you to accept so that your writings reach even more hearts :). And yes, I know that you’re over 1K followers but I nominated you anyway lol. https://mindjobusiness.com/2016/07/11/the-liebster-awards-2016/

      Original-Dante responded:
      July 19, 2016 at 3:50 PM

      Awwww thank you! I’m so flattered that you thought of me! 😀 as much as i would love the award I was already nominated for it a while back lol and accepting it twice would be unfair as a blogger…but what I can do is re-blog a post from your blog onto mine (any of your choosing) hopefully giving you more traffic (send me a link)…. its the least I can do for a good friend such as yourself 🙂

        nosyjosie said:
        July 19, 2016 at 7:18 PM

        I’m so glad that you were nominated already! You definitely deserve it. If you feel up to it, maybe you can nominate someone else that you feel is deserving :D. You can just send them the link to the nomination I sent you and tell them to take your place!!

        Original-Dante responded:
        July 19, 2016 at 7:28 PM

        Lol Thank you…and will do… so many new bloggers out there…never asked before…how long have you been blogging?

        nosyjosie said:
        July 20, 2016 at 3:01 AM

        Just a little over a year
        I wish I had time to be more consistent. How about you?

        Original-Dante responded:
        July 23, 2016 at 6:44 AM

        That’s awesome, how are you finding your blogging journey so far? For me its been approximately 2 and a half years now…just surprised myself a little bit there haha 🙂

        nosyjosie said:
        July 25, 2016 at 2:32 PM

        The journey is definitely an emotional one but one that I just love. I think its forced me to evaluate myself not just as a person but as a dreamer and creator as well.

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