Many or most of us tend to blow off even wonderful affirmations we get from others. I have always said that for me most affirmation is like water rolling off a duck’s back. For an affirmation to really stick with us, it doesn’t need to be a fully formed poem, but some kind of poetic expression – fresh, interesting, creative, or beautiful language – can help.
In the poem that I’m delivering at Jubilee on January 27, I have the protagonist say:
Wait, i get it
You need to see me clearly
Clearer than I see myself
And you need to reflect it back to me
In ways that I can hear
That I can’t deny
But who can do that?
You need to be a pretty special person
Or rather you need to tap into a special wellspring of light
But you know what’s more?
You’re going to have a hard time getting through to me
If you’re reading me a list
I don’t want an essay, I want a poem
I want you to do an end run around my rational mind
To slip it in under the radar
I don’t want logic, I want beauty
I don’t want an argument, I want a song
I don’t want a powerpoint presentation
I want a dance
We will learn how to dance our affirmations in the Majo Affirmative Poetry course.