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Below is the poem entitled CONFIDENCE which was written by poet Carl Rankin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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                          The world is full of people trying to stand out.
                             But they don’t realize that they already do.
                          They try so hard to figure what life’s all about.
                      With all their piercings, Crazy hair, and fresh tattoos.
                           They miss out because of the worry they feel.
                         Will they approve of the way I dress, think, or act?
                           In the spotlight a few moments they might steal.
                    But some of the stupid things they do can’t be taken back.
                           I have a secret that only the few wise ones know.
                              Love who you are and forget what they think.
                             And all the good things in life will soon follow.
                              And you shall rise above all as the critics sink.
                                So meet the world with you head held high.
                                  Let them see the beauty that is in you.
                              Let them see your happiness and joy inside.
                   And know that nobody needs to love you more than you do.

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 11:47:00 PM
    thanks for this one, Carl.. have a confident journey with soup. Hope to read more of you. ~~ Wendy

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 4:02:00 PM
    - Carl, really nice to read your beautiful poem - thank you! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:00:00 AM
    this is a mark not only of confidence but of a high regard for the self... i like your style--- both contempoary and classic... ink on and hope to read you again, carl.. do pass by anytime... :) huggs