Always remember
that you are
a blessing from God.

You possess
and gifts

that you
have yet
to use

and may not
even be aware
that you possess.

You can reshape
your world
and in doing so,

inspire others
to realize
gifts and powers

that they
too possess.
And please

let me know
when you hear
doubt in my voice.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.