Hidden Talent

Market yourself well, you have been told

Spread the word, be assertive, be bold

For what use is your talent if it remains hidden

Tooting your own horn is not forbidden

The one who succeeds in this world fiercely competitive

Is the one with the loudest voice, being talented alone does not give

You the kind of appreciation you deserve

Until the world has had a chance to observe

The extent of your skill, to praise and criticize

In equal measure- both serve to emphasize

That your talent is worth noticing, being talked about

Criticism helps you hone your craft too, no doubt

*

You argue, however, that your art

Is a medium to express what’s close to your heart

On your expression you want free reign

You know you do not want to constrain

Your freedom of expression to please anyone around

Your art just brings you satisfaction profound

That you do not want to compromise

By looking for fame, or ways to monetize

You are an introvert, and to publicize and go out there

Is something for which you do not think you have the flair

You do admit that sometimes you would like to

Get noticed and recognized for your talent too

But you want to leave it up to your destiny

The recognition will come if it is meant to be

*

So in solitude you continue to toil away

Not caring if applause ever comes your way..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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