Taking Charge

“We live in a world where we’re often forced to rely on others to get anywhere in life. Where if they choose not to help us we fall by the wayside. In those moments of realisation its good to stand back. Look at the situation and take charge. I did, when I put my foot down and decided not publish my books — I took charge. In that moment, I was no longer a doormat for criminal publishers to exploit. I was no longer allowing people to control my stories and control me. I took charge and became my own boss. As a result I now enjoy writing my stories again. Is it time you took charge too?”

I wrote this poem in answer to the following prompts:
Pensitivity’s three things challenge – Send – Snooze – Area
FOWC with Fandango — Plethora
Ragtag Daily Word — Misconception

Taking Charge

The very misconception
That I’ll make an exception
Makes them wrong
While I stand tall and strong

Reasons, there are a plethora
But I’m wearing the fedora
Yes, I’ve taken charge
Of my life at large

Now, is no time to snooze
I’ve got so much to lose
Even though they took a lot
I’ve still got a shot

Understand this is my area
I won’t be driven to hysteria
I’m not your bankroll
Now, I’m back in control

The untrue letters you send
Used to drive me round the bend
Then I saw your contradictory
Ahead lies my victory


Thanks for reading my friends.

There’s more in the Poetry CornerShort Stories. Short Stories 2. and Short Stories 3 tabs.

Have a great day!

2 thoughts on “Taking Charge

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  1. I kept hearing Daryl Hall singing, “I can’t go for that, no can do” while reading this. John Oates said it “is about the music business. That song is really about not being pushed around by big labels, managers, and agents and being told what to do, and being true to yourself creatively.”

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    1. I remember that song. Yes Daryl was definitely standing up for himself in that one.

      For me it was nearly being drowned, strangled by those who used my stories to take my money, to take my voice and leave me with nothing. I had to say no, to shut the door and take control of what’s mine again.

      Thank you for reading, Victoria.

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