The Poetry Snapshot: Explore Deep Waters

Loud voices, outspoken personalities.
The glimmering attraction of success all around us.

Seems as though there is only one
right path to take in this infinite world.
One right path for people to be impressed by me.

 Snoqualmie Falls, WA © Neha Allathur Photography

But is that what I want people to be? Impressed?
Without comparison, impressive is a positive adjective.
But there’s another i  word I prefer.
Another i  word that elicits
action and fosters dynamic change.

Inspire. 
Ironic, how similar and interchangeably,
these words are used on the surface level.

But how can people be inspired by someone
who follows the one set path to success.

How can people feel inspired by someone
who stays in shallow waters and
does not explore uncontrollable waves.

It is easy to fall into the spotlight of success
and feel its withdrawals.
But stay strong.
Impressive people will fade away with time.
Inspiring people spark a change in their environment
as their legacy.

nehaallathur

Student studying Business and minoring in the School of Social Work. Passionate about documenting the world around us--the environment, the culture, and the people--through photography and poetry!

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