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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! I Shall Now Explain in Words Who I Am and What I Stand For: Please Be Seated and Read

Updated on June 17, 2020
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Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  


Love Me or Hate Me I Will Not Be Led by Judgments

My life consists of a lot of reflections on my part. I don’t know if I’m the only one who does this on a constant basis, because I’m sure we all have times of reflection. However, I often wonder if I’m the only one who feels the need to write out my thoughts? Am I the only person who cannot control that part of themselves that wants to share, to be known, to be understood? I know I’m not, but who is brave enough to share these things. Well, I am, and I’m sorry if that offends people. I’m somewhat regretful if that makes some judge me as a narcissist. Maybe, some of you think it’s inappropriate to share these things; that I should think more of my children reading them. I can assure you, the only one that would read my things is my very intelligent, highly skillful writer within her own right; my daughter, she is fifteen, and as she puts in opinions sometimes that I do not agree with, I do appreciate her thoughts on my writing. I can also assure you; she is most proud of her mom for who she is, and is not at all thrown by my open and honest demeanor. I have raised her to speak her mind on things she is passionate about, and not be afraid to do so. And yes, I have also taught her that sometimes it’s better to have no opinion at all if the subject matter has no interest to her.


Do You Need to Know More?

I’m explaining this after a comment I received a while back that made me think about why some people just don’t get me. Truthfully, I still don’t get the complete me, but what I do get is that I’m learning, and I love who I have become, and who I am. I love that I can be so open. I feel free when I write this way. I don’t feel held down and embarrassed by my personality. I am thankful that my life journey has taught me to be myself in a way that is uninhibited to the world in a sense. I want people to know me. I would like people from all over the world to know me, to like me, to be my friend. I want to build bridges. I want others to want to build bridges. I want peace and unity. I have written about this before. Most of all, I think I want people to throw away egos and relax enough to be the person they see within themselves. It would be great if hate was thrown out of the equation of life, and opportunities to learn about other cultures and religions become a peaceful friendship with all, instead of viewed as divisions among us. We are all humans. We may not believe in the same story of God, hell; some of us may not even believe in God; nevertheless, is that a reason to stay closed minded? Be brave enough to listen to each other, and strong enough to accept others' views but keep your own. And please get rid of the hate.

When I think over these things that hold us down, that hold us in earthly purgatory in a sense. I say to myself, “but it is so simple to correct our problems.” I mean I really know it isn’t going to be that easy, but it could be. We could make a start to try to get everyone on the same wavelength of thought. We can do this with kindness, with open ears to others, but without harsh opinions. Actually, we can do this with considerate questions to things we don’t understand. Yes, I know that I am dreaming, but there is nothing wrong with being a dreamer is there?


My Plea to the American People - Make the Right Choice


Adding My Views on the Presidential Race: Why... Yes I Am

Now, without really wanting to, I will discuss politics; moreover, the Presidential election. I have pondered many times about this, and as I don’t particularly care for politics or politicians, I am not blind as to the one that shares a similar vision as mine, and no, it is not Donald Trump. It is not Hilary Clinton; it is indeed the man who has fought for the common people’s rights for more than twenty years now in the Congress. I’m talking, of course, about Bernie Sanders.

I want people of America to think for themselves, to grab some kind of individual intuitiveness of their own without feeding into a celebrity popularity contest. Let’s face it; Trump has no attributes to share on what it is like to struggle. Are we going to hand over the reins to someone who has no compassion for the people he will rule? The real people he will rule over; the hard-working families that struggle because of him. Basically, because of big corporations he himself is a part of, getting richer off the middle class and poor. Come on people…. think! This man has no way of knowing the struggles of life and therefore, will not be able to help us. He will only help his kind. That’s all!

Vote Bernie!

Wrapping It Up With a Purpose

To get back to my initial reason for writing this, and that was, to explain why I choose to be open-minded, opinionated, and truthful. I decided on an idea to show some of my Facebook posts from today. Today, I posted about life and politics, which is why I mentioned both in this hub. The pictures scattered around on this hub is from my Facebook posts today. I hope everyone who stops by to read this gets my purpose and enjoys the read, but most of all gets the point. I encourage you to watch the political videos as well. Thanks for reading!

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    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Hey Al,

      I'm glad to see you back here. :) You mention God using me in positive ways, and I hope that others feel that he is as well. I certainly feel that he is using me for good. Yes, sometimes it comes with a bit of darkness, but often times the darkness brings people to the light, right? Thank you for commenting in such a caring and positive way. ~Missy

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Missy, again you demonstrate your uniqueness for not only being open minded but broad minded. You put this altogether so very well. My hat's off to you. Bernie Sanders speak great truths. I think he deserves a chance like others have had. Thank you for featuring him here. May God continue to use you in the more positive ways.

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      So true. I do remember the unique people the most. They are the ones that inspire me. Thanks for the inspiration! ;)

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You're so welcome. We were created as individuals and we must remain as such. After all, you tend to remember the most unique people, eh?

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Hey Deb,

      Thank you for appreciating that part of me, because I am certainly one of a kind. lol...We all are if we are brave enough to be. Unfortunately, some just follow what they've been taught is the correct way to be without fighting to be who they are. You are a brave one Deb. Your unique persona radiates, and I really admire you for that. Thanks again. ~Missy

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nice to hear you say that you are such an individual. Kudos, and never stop being you.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Hey Dear Paula, you have an impeccable gift to make others see things much clearer. You explain things in such a way that if I did start to have a little regret for something I've written, your words make me quickly wake back up and throw that shit right back out of my thoughts. lol. Sorry, did I tell you I'm no holds barred with my words sometimes? ;)

      No, we certainly will not be able to please the masses of this planet, unfortunately. However, I do believe it's important to state our thoughts, and hope they are felt and understood by the ones who were meant to understand them. I'm pretty happy with the ones who get me. I've never been one to win or to want to win popularity contests. I am very happy and humbled by a few good people like yourself telling me I'm alright with them. :)

      I will say, after I wrote those few political views, I have decided over these last couple of days that I am exhausting my attempts now to fight for any of the candidates. It will be what it will be. I hope people wake up to reason, but if not, they will wake up to reality of their actions if "The Donald" makes it in. I can only shake my head at this point.

      As always, dear lady, I appreciate every single word you say, and I feel blessed to call you a friend. ~Missy

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      5 years ago from Carson City

      Hi there Missy....You've been thinking again!! Good for you, girl. I can't think of a better way to get to know ourselves and the world around us. An empty mind with no activity or nothing vital to ponder...well, just guess what the repercussions of that are. For one thing...."an empty life!"

      You make wonderful use of your own abilities and powers. And I say, "more power to you, Missy." At the end of the day, my friend, we are basically alone with our thoughts, whether others agree or disagree.

      To jump through hoops and bend over backwards to align with all the many variations of human beings, is after all, IMPOSSIBLE. It's also very much beyond our human capabilities to make everyone happy. You know & I know, "Happiness is an inside job."

      Whomever you see yourself as, you are not only the best judge of YOU...but actually the only one. To have a firm grasp on this, Missy is a great accomplishment. Be proud of yourself.

      Of course this entire section of your personal journal "meshes." When sharing thoughts, ideas and discoveries, we bring up any number of topics, any number of matters we may want to discuss.

      Your political comments come from well thought-out ideals. Their yours and BTW, an awful lot of people agree with you!

      I've said this before. Let me repeat, Stay the "real," amazingly bright, talented and loving Missy you are!! Paula

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Hey Frank,

      Thank you, and I believe you made the right assessment in saying I'm sharing my journal. lol. I was never good at keeping a journal for myself, so maybe this is my journal, but in order to make it interesting enough for me to keep writing one and to help me more therapeutically, I share with others. I like to do this, and it does help. :) Thanks!!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      well Missy, this read like an open journal, rather than an open book... I guess it can be therapeutic to release the inner thoughts of ones mind.. Clear the closet.. share with many virtual friends and writers.. on who and why you are.. yea.. a very well written hub...:) Frank

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Hello Ronnie,

      I hope you don't mind me calling you by your name? When I feel I've made a friendship connection with someone here, I usually will address them as such. :)

      I thank you so much for commenting, and I have to tell you, even though I put those choices in the poll, I laughed a little too. I always giggle a little when someone doesn't like something of mine. It really doesn't bother me, it just tells me they don't get me, and I like to be a mystery. lol.

      I'm with you on not commenting or voting on something I don't like. I have never done that here. Well, I can't remember doing it. It doesn't seem like something I would do. I'm fine with peoples' opinions.

      I know what you mean about having to put your thoughts in sometimes. I think I commented on that gun-control question you did. Wow! There were certainly some unintelligent arguments on that subject, but I enjoyed reading yours so much and agreed whole-hearted with your views on that. I had to stop reading the conversation though, I was getting dismayed by the amount of illiteracy we seem to have in this nation. Has that conversation stopped yet?

      You certainly get me Ronnie. This was indeed a conversational piece. I write in that way a lot. I like to get others thoughts on my writing. I don't even mind if it's negative, I just hope they don't state their dislike in a hate monger way, and instead have a brain to put a point across. lol... That may be mean, but it's a number-one reason the negative answers to that poll don't bother me. I'm a deep thinker. A deep person, I feel you would have to be one too to get me. It seems we are becoming a rare breed, right? The ones who comment on my things the most, are the ones who think logically and have gotten to know me well. I'm happy to add you to my list of conversational friends with logical outlooks on life.

      I do this type of writing style where I grab a thought and run with it. I could be sitting and thinking about the election, and I'll go for it and just sit down and type, type, type. It's the same with my poetry. I will grab an opening and just go with it, and before I know it, I have written the whole thing out starting with an initial thought and ending with thoughts that have popped up as I go along. lol. So, I know when I do this, like I did here with this article, that it could be a bit confusing to some. Although, I thought I put the two thoughts together well. :)

      Thanks again for commenting on this hub. I always enjoy reading comments from others that truly understand where I was going with the subject matter. Take care. ~Missy

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      5 years ago

      MissySmith, I read the polling results and had to laugh out loud. 50% voted: "I think the two subject matters do not mesh well to get a point across." Yes, I understand that this choice was included in the poll, but the fact that such a high percentage of readers felt the need to give you a C-, along with another 25% who gave you an F is simply beyond comprehension.

      This reminds me of the "Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down" voting on YouTube Videos. I have been a professional musician and songwriter for most of my adult life. I have a great understanding of music appreciation; how to critique a performance, a style, or a particular song or recording. A lot of the original music posted on YouTube is not of a very high quality. Many posters are absolute beginners. If I think a song or video is great, then I give the thumbs up. But I never give the thumbs down. Why? Because no matter what, someone took time out of their life to post something free of charge that I may, or may not enjoy. And it doesn't cost me a dime one way or the other. If I don't like it I don't have to vote at all. But I see no point in knocking a stranger down with a negative.

      I read and enjoyed your article and so I am posting this response. If I had not liked it I would have simply not commented. However, there are many hateful people who post on Hubpages. Usually I will read their articles and not respond. But once in a while I will get busy with these people because I simply do not like them! And so, I do not treat them the same as I would a neutral, or kind stranger. Anything goes with this particular breed of man, and I personally don't care how I make then feel, as they certainly don't care about my feelings.

      You have written this article with a conversational tone. And when people have conversations they commonly jump from one topic to another. You began this article by expressing your personal philosophy on writing, and how you feel about yourself. Then you lead into Bernie Sanders, which is a natural progression since you obviously share many of his beliefs. And after all this is a very important election cycle. However, if you would have instead segued into a rant about Genghis Khan, it would have seemed rather unusual. You also posted some interesting videos that I am sure the naysayers won't watch. These types of people live their lives in a strait jacket. They have a concept of what is proper, (usually not an original concept) and anyone who brings disorder into their structured universe must be moderated or punished. The good news is that you don't have to be them, and neither do I. Thanks for posting!

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      It's actually why I write this way Ms. Dora. Writing my thoughts out of who I am and what I believe is how I discover more and more about myself I believe. Thank you! :)

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      "I love who I have become, and who I am." That's important, and expressing yourself like you do here can only help.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      That's what I try my best to do, Venkat. I try to express myself well to the people who would like to know me. It doesn't bother me that some don't get me, because then I will continue to remain a mystery, right? And that's always fun. lol.

      Your comment is very nice, and I appreciate it very much. ~Missy

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      Venkatachari M 

      5 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting hub sharing your thoughts and about your inner mind. You are a very bold and courageous woman in taking your own decisions and putting forth them logically. I appreciate your daughter for supporting you always. My blessings to both of you.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you, John, you are always such a great supporter and friend where I am concerned. :)

      I do know that I write what some may think is not interesting or perhaps too personal with no real substance. Even so, I feel that what I say is important, maybe not to a vast amount of people, but ones that have a similar mindset as myself. Again, I think we are a rare breed, but we have voices too that should be heard.

      I feel I am an original for sure, but that's what I want. I wouldn't want to be like any other. Comparisons are great, but if I was completely stylized like another writer, I don't think that would make me happy. I want people to get me in that way. I'll keep trying. :)

      I would really like to continue to keep searching myself for my own rare style of writing, my unique style of expression. I will admit though, I sometimes feel some of my writings are not up to the standard I would like. However, it is the unique part of me that likes to make my own rules. My rule number #1 being; let it go. Write from the heart and then let it go good or bad, and learn from every experience if possible.

      I still feel very blessed to have found HP as an outlet to let my voice be heard, because I do feel I have found some friends that are similar to myself. You are one of those, John. I think you have a unique way of writing yourself, and I'm going to make a comparison here; I believe you write like me in a sense. You do write from your soul's perspective, and that is what I do, and you write your thoughts, stories, and poetry out in your own stylistic vision. No, I don't think you are quite as open as I am with your private feelings, and that is certainly understandable, but we have a similar vision I believe.

      In saying that, I am glad you can see my purpose here, you stated your comment perfectly. It was exactly how I would expect someone who gets me to respond. Thank you for that. Your friend always, ~Missy

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Gondwana Land

      Hi Missy, not everyone is comfortable or confident enough to open themselves up to the world like you do. It takes a special kind of bravery, and I can see you growing more confident with each hub you write.

      I am sure your daughter is impressed and inspired by your writing.

      As for politics and the presidential race. Looking on from afar, Bernie seems the only logical choice..a politician that stands for the average person, not the rich and multi nationals...a politician we may be actually able to trust, who has some moral and ethics. A pleasure to read as always. Hugs.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much, junko. It's a pleasure to meet you here on HP. I'm glad you see Bernie in a different way now, and if I helped you see him with a better purpose for us here in America, then I can't complain about that at all. I'm very thankful you found my page. He indeed has been muffled until this Presidential election. However, now he has made his purpose to the people, and all we have to do is believe in him. I do. I definitely believe him more than the likes of a Trump. I'm not going to down Hilary, but she has a few things to work on before I would want her in that seat of power. Whatever the outcome, I will accept it. I just hope it's for the greater good of all of us and not for gaining popularity for one's self without the knowledge to help us all; red, yellow, black, and white... We all make up America! Thanks Again! :)

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      5 years ago

      Missy you did a good job in explaining in words who you are and in the action of creating this hub ending with who and why you choose Bernie Sanders over Hillary. You have opened my eyes wider about Bernie, I felt it was time for a woman President, now I feel Bernie could be part of The Master's Plan and either is better than trump. Bernie has been looking out for we the people his whole Political life. His voice has been muffled until he decided to run for President. I will share your words and videos.

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      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Hey Bill, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this hub, and also for really getting me as a person and why I write the things I do. I did feel that this hub would be hard for a lot of people to get; like why I even wrote it.

      As you can tell, a couple of people that voted in my poll either didn't like it at all, or do not get my point or purpose. Again, I wasn't sure I brought my purpose to light very well in this one. The reason I understand their confusion is; I sat down and started typing. I didn't know what I was going to say exactly. I totally went about it from just sitting and reflecting on life once again. As I mention, I do this often.

      So, without explaining too much to these few people, which may turn into more than a few people not getting it soon, I think I will try to explain a bit further.

      What I was going for by righting this hub was to show my personality accompanied with the way I think, and then bringing about the election to open more eyes to why I believe the way I do personally, and why I stand with a certain candidate.

      I start off this hub showing how I am open-minded with a peaceful personality. I feel we are not in a peaceful place in this world right now. I think people judge too much. They dislike others for odd reasons, and my purpose for mentioning the Presidential election was to put in my own opinion of what we need to really be fighting for in America, and in the world. I then mention the candidate I feel will help us make these changes. The connection I tried to make was the way I think and feel personally accompanied with the way Bernie Sanders will run the country and make peaceful unions with other countries instead of building walls; walls are not what we need. His ways coincide with my personality. This was the point I was making.

      Again, thank you for getting me, I hope others dig a little deeper when reading this to try to get a better point to my process, if not, that is alright too. It was kind of a spur-of-the-moment hub I wrote here, and it does have a bit of complexity attached to its purpose.

      Thanks again. Your friend, ~Missy

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's always interesting to read about another writer and take a trip inside their brains. I wish, sometimes, that we could all write an article like this about ourselves, and then have those articles shared by a billion people, an ice-breaker of sorts to help each of us understand others....we really need to learn, as a species, to get along with each other.


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