I say this with some diffidence

that the world is full of struggles for recognition

coterminous with the quest for love and reverence

but also fears of indifference

and tears of rejection


© Heath Muchena, 2015

11 Comments on “23.6”

  1. Steph says:

    i think we take rejection far too seriously. it can also be a gift. better to lose the wrong person than to stay with a person who is too weak-spined to offer the freedom where true love is to be found.


  2. Its the tears of rejection that water the choking vines of resentment


  3. I of July says:

    very true 🙂


  4. I like the alliteration of diffidence and difference. With some of my British friends I can’t tell the diffidence anyway!


  5. I of July says:

    thanks buddie… that’s funny 🙂


  6. milliethom says:

    Beautifully expressed, Heath. I love your choice of words – coterminous, diffidence, reverence etc. Lovely. I’s funny how fear of rejection worries so many of us.


  7. Mary says:

    Nice Heath – powerful writing here.


  8. I of July says:

    thanks Millie and Mary… always appreciated 🙂


  9. vivachange77 says:

    I love the not so frequently used words you use in this poem. Striking and powerful language.


  10. Kimaya says:

    Recognition is something we strive for, all of us. And tears of rejection are much bitter in indifference of them by the world. But I also happen to agree with Steph……aptly expressed though!


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