Overconfidence – NaPoWriMo, Day 2

Today has been a struggle. It’s been tough to find the time, and then tough to actually write something. I have tried to write on about 10 different occasions already today. Each time something came out, but I wasn’t sure it was anything I wanted to share – then eventually the following poem escaped.


In my dreams I am stronger,
more physical, able, toned.
I can crush the muscles
of those who were bigger
than I, who were taller
in my opinion. I have more
presence, I can intimidate
and build up constructs,
prevent others who are toeing
their feet on the floor to reach.


This is a strange poem – like yesterday’s it is as a result of a dream (or series of dreams), but it is also about a very specific time in my life. It was a time when I lacked confidence in pretty much everything. To overcome this, I tried to use a technique where you would visualise a person who you perceived to be confident, and then imagine being in their position. This was supposed to help build your confidence… I don’t remember if it worked, but these days I am definitely more confident, so maybe it worked! Anyway back to the poem, I am trying to show through the poem, the over-confident people that back then I visualised being, to try and boost my own confidence.

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