Only You

Some wish to write like Shakespeare,
Some like Edgar Allan Poe,
Or like a BrontΓ« sister,
There’s only two I know.

But in this world among us,
There’s no one quite like you,
So write the words deep in your heart
Like only you can do.

92 thoughts on “Only You

    1. Thank you kindly Barb! πŸ™‚

  1. I still like to write like Edgar Allan poe. I love his poetry and pros ( all his mystery novel).
    I like you poem, too, you have beautiful outline there…

    1. No one does it quite like Poe. I’m glad you liked the poem. πŸ™‚

  2. Writing..hoping someone will like it…

  3. Very well said Cubby as the old saying goes ……We are all unique just like everyone else lol

    1. Yup, that’s what makes us special! πŸ˜‰

  4. Why is there no “love” button?

  5. In reading William Shakespeare
    My tang gets toungled up,
    Haven’t read the Brontes
    Since Moses was a pup,

    And only when depressed
    Do I read the works of Poe.
    But YOU, dear, are delightful!
    And I love the way you flow.

    1. Soberflight, I love your rhyming comments; I’ll have to check out your blog!

    2. I am left rhymeless in the wake of your sweet rhymes. That is the sweetest thing anyone has written me. Sniff. *checks for cavities*

  6. Beautiful!!! Very gentle, loving, assurable words and they could not b more true!

    1. Aw, thank you Oloriel. My words are simple but heartfelt. πŸ™‚

  7. Such fantastic advice. I agree with the other commenter’s frustration over the lack of a love button to click it for this poem.

    1. Aw, thank you. It means so much to know my simple words can reach others. πŸ™‚

  8. rachelmasterson76 August 29, 2013 — 5:05 am

    Reblogged this on Rachel's Midnight Thoughts.

  9. rachelmasterson76 August 29, 2013 — 5:06 am

    Loved it and reblogged!

    1. So glad you loved it and many thanks for the reblog. πŸ™‚

      1. rachelmasterson76 August 29, 2013 — 1:14 pm

        You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  10. Very, very well said! πŸ˜€

    1. Simply stated, heart placated. πŸ™‚

  11. Fabulous!!!!

  12. Reblogged this on BumbleBees and commented:
    This is so true, Only you can decide how to write, you can be influenced and taught of new ideas but never will they be like your own. Props to writers!! WOOT WOOT

  13. Wow, cubby, another amazing poem! You are very talented. Now every time I’m asked who my favorite poet is I can say, “oh this blogger called cubby” with no shame. Brightened my day 😊

    1. It makes me so happy that my simple words can reach people. I am so honored to be considered someone’s favorite poet. You just made my week. πŸ™‚

  14. authormirandastone August 29, 2013 — 8:26 am

    Awesome as always, Cubby!

    1. Aw, thank you Miranda! πŸ™‚

  15. I long to write like any and all of them! This is just simply a wonderful piece.

    1. We all wish we could at some point, but this often silences the words in our own hearts wishing to be heard and expressed.

  16. That’s simply…well….simple but so very profound. It’s inspiring.

    1. And your words are simply wonderful to me. πŸ™‚

  17. inbetweenthemadness August 29, 2013 — 12:01 pm

    You know that feeling when you read something and you wish so bad that you had written it? Yeah, that lol Beautifully awesome piece and insanely jealous i didnt write it!

    1. I think you write so many terrific pieces. πŸ™‚

      1. inbetweenthemadness August 29, 2013 — 1:17 pm

        Oh shhh. Only you that reads them! Lol seriously, this was awesome. Short and although it appears a simple poem it’s so hard to get stuff across in so few words and with flawless rhythm and meter. Loved it.

  18. Like only you can do… That means a lot of hardwork. It takes hundreds, even thousands of hours to find a distinctive voice.

    1. Only you can write the words deep in your heart, distinctive or not. There is a distinction. πŸ˜‰

  19. Sorry I am so behind this week! I have been sick and working at the same time! Love this!

    1. No apologies! Health always comes first! Work is usually not optional. Hope you are feeling better!

  20. So true. And that’s when the truth rings clear as a bell. x

  21. I knew it reminded me of a song, although I can’t remember who sang it. ‘Only you have the right to be you….Only you can..’x

    1. I was curious so I checked out the lyrics, and they are “Only you have the right to me…only you come home every night”. It’s a beautiful love song. πŸ™‚

  22. Think they were called, ‘Fox’. A little piece of useless information. πŸ™‚ x

  23. So true and I absolutely love this poem! Ot is very easy to get caught up in a carbon copy of someone else

    1. Too easy. It’s much harder to hear what your heart is trying to tell you.

  24. This is so lovely. Short and cute…I wonder who is it for :-p

    1. For any writer who ever wished they could write like someone else…which I think would be every writer at one point or another.

      1. Offcourse! Wish I could write as you…like you can write about anything and weave words beautifully.

        1. True happiness from writing comes in discovering the words and message hiding inside you.

          1. Ill remember that cubby πŸ™‚ hope I can use it someday.

  25. I will turn to this from time to time as a reminder. Thank you Cubby!

    1. We all need reminders from time to time. I will be reading it from time to time to remind myself as well. πŸ™‚

  26. “there’s no one quite like you,
    so write the words deep in your heart
    like only you can do”

    ahh how I can relate to that .. beautiful!

    1. I’m glad my words could reach you. πŸ™‚

  27. I LOVE THIS!!!

    1. I’m so very glad you do! πŸ™‚

  28. I really LOVE this. Keep up the good work and I enjoy reading your work.

    1. Thank you so much. It makes me so happy to hear that people enjoy my work. πŸ™‚

  29. You have definitely left your mark out loud in this piece. Really enjoyed reading. This piece inspires and gives one confidence. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, I was so hoping it would have that effect…of inspiring confidence. πŸ™‚

      1. Thats what I’m all about this really spoke volumes for me

  30. I feel like clapping and cheering every time I finish reading one of your poems. Really. Simply written, not forced, not jagged, and the message is all there.

    1. I find it is easier for me to get my message across more clearly in simple words than not. πŸ™‚

  31. So reminds me of Oscar Wilde’s quote “Be yourself everyone else is taken”..And you write beautifully..

    1. Thank you very kindly. πŸ™‚

  32. Succinct! Well written, Sonya. Thank you for your encouragement in liking some of my poems.

    1. And thank you for writing poems that I enjoyed reading! πŸ™‚

  33. I love it! Thankyou for the inspirational verses. πŸ™‚

    1. I am so glad you find them inspiring! πŸ™‚

    1. I read your Singers and loved it. Similar themes expressed in our own way. πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so glad you thought so. πŸ™‚

  34. Thank you for this. It is a gift to everyone who reads it and takes it in. Thank you, also, for visiting my blog. I truly appreciate the feedback.

    1. I am so happy you liked this. It was a pleasure to visit your beautiful blog. πŸ™‚

  35. Right on Cubby, every heart is different but we are connected in many ways. Poetic sounds from a wise cat.

    1. Thank you very kindly. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  36. Oh the struggle of almost every writer!
    This is an inspiration. Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. I am so happy it is inspiring! πŸ™‚

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