A modest life


I am not thrilled
I am not proud
I am not funny
I am not loud
My brand is modest
The shtick mundane
I don’t do wise
And loathe profane

I have a voice
It’s rarely heard
It’s too quiet

A mouse

A bird

I want to rant
I want to rail
I want to rally, inspire

But I’m not thrilled
I am not proud
I have no lists
No lessons
No how

One day
I hope
There’ll be a room
And time
With space and tea
And all the quiet thoughts
That tumble
Will assemble
From the jumble
And the page will be my witness
Even if
My brand is modest and
The schtick is much the same

Angela Bensted Bw 1x1
Angela Bensted is a Brisbane-based freelance writer who likes to listen first and struggle with syntax later. She pitches stories to magazines and helps businesses produce compelling copy for print and online.
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