No One

… just me

“A man’s heart plans his way,

But the Lord directs his steps.”

Proverbs 16:9

I’ve waited seasons,
through times of bitter cold
months of sweltering heat.

As the red-wings return,
the flight of Canadians 
fly toward southern lands.

I’ve waited seasons,
through times of marketing 
changes, changes, changes.

As publishers pick people,
writers with a popular standing
and social following, I waited.

I’ve waited seasons,
through long decades
of hibernation, like the bear.

But the season for Wolf
has come with self-publishing,
a “no one”, can be heard.

https://dversepoets.com/2020/09/24/mtb-protest-poetry/

Perhaps, a gentle protest after waiting decades to birth a book. Self-publishing has now made it cost efficient and possible. Jemi’s Noble Quest, (Whispers of Messiah) coming soon at Amazon.

19 Comments

  1. I wonder… maybe, in the end, there will be someone who listens… but there are many books that stay unread.

    Like

  2. msjadeli says:

    You are a writer who runs with the wolves. Good for you!

    Like

  3. Grace says:

    Congrats on the publication!

    Like

  4. sanaarizvi says:

    My best wishes are with you! This is a poignant and gentle protest.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. If you don’t shout about it, the publishing establishment won’t do it for you. Good luck with the publication!

    Like

  6. Myrna says:

    Lovely. So lovely. A gentle protest.

    Like

  7. Dora says:

    It’s wonderful when the Wolf sees her steps ordered by the Lord! What peace, and what hope! May the sweetness of the Lord be upon you, Kim!

    Like

    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      Encouragement is always welcomed. Have a good weekend.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Dora says:

        You as well, Kim, thank you 😊

        Like

  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    The season of the wolf. May it be so!

    Like

  9. rothpoetry says:

    The season of the Wolf has come indeed! Seems everyone is howling as the crossroad draws near.

    Like

  10. kim881 says:

    Oh, I know this so well; having waited years and approached so many agents, I finally self-published my children’s novel in March/April, during the first lockdown – a pandemic baby. The lines that pricked my heart:
    ‘As publishers pick people,
    writers with a popular standing
    and social following, I waited’
    and
    ‘But the season for Wolf
    has come with self-publishing,
    a “no one”, can be heard.’
    Congratulations and good luck!

    Like

    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      The name of your book, please 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kim881 says:

        It’s a children’s novel, age 8-14, entitled Joe and Nelly, set in WW2 London.

        Liked by 1 person

  11. A small but effective protest.

    Like

  12. Ingrid says:

    I love this message, and the way you’ve constructed it. I am glad you have realised the power of your poetic voice and found a way to share it.

    Like

  13. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done!

    Like

Leave a Reply to Myrna Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s