This is my poem Quiet Confidence which was published on the Eyes + Words website:
Written by Lisa Reynolds
Speak up, they say. When you do no one’s
listening. We live in the era of the extrovert
where “charisma and charm” are valued over a
person’s mind. An era where people have no
problem with trying to change your personality
to the “right way.” The irony is every personality
is the right way if one is true to who they are.
Keep going my little fellow introverts, the world
is there to be took on. We can achieve anything
we want without changing. Think Rosa Parks,
think Bob Dylan, think Elvis Presley, think Yves
Saint Laurent and numerous others who paved
the way. Introverts who owned the world, who
owned the apparent extroverted world.