Storytell Yourself

To save yourself you’ve got to selve yourself.
You’ve got to delve in self and find your wealth.
Like a book finds shelf, you’ve got to shelve yourself,
story tell yourself, George Orwell yourself,
learn to spell yourself, sniff and smell yourself,
heaven or hell yourself, because glory sells itself
and quarry fells itself, if you selve yourself.

If you selve yourself, you can foretell as well
what befell yourself. As you intel yourself,
you’ll impel yourself to dispel your hell
for paradise so swell that with joy you yell
when you find your shelf, un-shelve yourself,
and story-tell yourself.


For #MayBookPrompts day 16 “Library of Souls”
Inspired by Gerard Manley Hopkins’ As Kingfishers Catch Fire:

…Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I dó is me: for that I came…
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4 Responses to Storytell Yourself

  1. Eccentric Muse says:

    Lovely piece!

  2. Eccentric Muse says:

    Reblogged this on La Petit Muse and commented:
    To save yourself you’ve got to selve yourself.
    You’ve got to delve in self and find your wealth.

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