Keep My Composure – Prose For Thought #Prose4T

One of the mottos I like to live by is ‘Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself’. I try my best to act respectfully and think of how my actions might affect others’ feelings. I don’t always get it right but to err is human I guess!

Anyway, I am fully aware that there are many people out there who don’t care if they hurt others and will clamber over them at whatever cost to get to where they want to be. I also believe that people lash out when they are the ones who are insecure. I have come across so many people in my life who have treated me this way and I have let them….that was until I turned 40 and now I don’t let anyone tell me what to do, how to be or what to think, or at least I don’t let them see my insecurities anyway!

Yesterday I got to thinking about all of the above and wrote a poem about it.

Keep My Composure

Put on a front, put on a show

Keep it inside, no one will know

I am the actor, my life is a stage

Suppress all the tears, stifle the rage

A smile on my face, pretend I am happy

Stomach is whirling, inside I feel crappy

You don’t know the damage your words have done

I’ll never let you see that you might’ve won

I’m past all the caring about things people say

I’ll keep my composure….I will….come what may


© Victoria Welton 13th March 2013


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  1. Emily
    March 20, 2013 / 11:09 am

    Wonderful poem and great linky idea xx

    • Victoria
      March 20, 2013 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Emily – I hope you can join in xx

  2. March 14, 2013 / 11:26 am

    Composure is half the battle sometimes isn’t it? Lovely words. Thursdays are getting better every week!

    • Victoria
      March 14, 2013 / 10:41 pm

      I love the word composure, it speaks volumes. I agree, I always look forward to exercising my brain with a poem x

  3. MummyNeverSleeps
    March 14, 2013 / 10:36 am

    Oh Vick, I’d have this printed out and stuck on my wall, it relates to me so much! Beautifully written xx
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    • Victoria
      March 14, 2013 / 10:42 pm

      Thanks Cas, I really appreciate you saying that 🙂 xx

  4. Mrs Teepot
    March 14, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Fabulous poem, I can completely relate to it. Very well written.
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    • Victoria
      March 14, 2013 / 10:43 pm

      Thanks Livi xx

    • Victoria
      March 14, 2013 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks lovely lady xx

  5. Karen Marquick
    March 14, 2013 / 6:41 am

    Beautiful poem, I know what its like to put on a brave face and to have to hide the depth that words can cut. Look forward to reading linked posts later x
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    • Victoria
      March 14, 2013 / 10:45 pm

      Thanks Karen, I’m so pleased so many people can understand where I am coming from xx

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