Dormant Within

What talents lie dormant within?
To hide or not use them is a sin
sharing them brings joy to many

Talent is a blessing never a burden
using them brings much benefit
or we are all bereft of your gift

Find your talent as it often
compliments your purpose
it can be the key to meaning

So don’t be miserly or demeaning
allow it to blossom and radiate out
practice makes it stronger, even stout

Daily Prompt: Dormant



  1. Excellent poem with a message that is as true as it was ten thousand years ago. I am sometimes amazed that our “talent” for some particular activity is often something we “don’t want to do.” Once though we get at it, whether it’s writing, gardening, woodworking, speaking to crowds or whatever, we find out how much we enjoy it. And even then sometimes that “love” takes a while to develop. :-).

    Thanks for the positive message!

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  2. This is filled with positive thoughts on harnessing our talents…at times we don’t what it is…or how much and how far we can and go…we need people, events, things or circumstances to bring out the best in us..

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  3. Hello Kate,
    This is again full of gentle wisdom. I agree, and it takes a bit of courage to share in case we don’t feel as talented as others but when I realised and heard that no one ever does it quite the way we can, uniqueness became my catch cry .
    A lovely poem πŸ’πŸ’•

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    1. absolutely Di .. we, including Miriam, might think similarly but we post about it in very different ways which in turn touches different people .. and if it is real wisdom we often have to hear it many times over before it eventually sinks in, even tho it’s logical πŸ™‚

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      1. Hello Kate,
        I totally agree with you there. Yes, different styles resonate with different people so that means there is room for everyone.
        It took me a while to learn that but I accept that now. I’m one who learns by hearing about something from many sources for it to sink in…
        Thank you for your lovely reply…πŸ’
        Di πŸ’•

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      2. Hello Kate,
        I’m touched to be counted in with you and Miriam… thank you.
        Yes, we all have our own style of ‘voice’ that resonates differently for others. In that way, that means there is plenty of room for everyone…

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