Be It 7

When you are it,
you don’t have to announce it, proclaim it, or shout it.

You just have to be it.

We will see it and realize who you are.


When you are it

You live it, you do it,

You bees it.

Get it?


Don’t tell me you’re strong.

I will see your strength and know it.

Don’t tell me you’re kind.

Be kind, I’ll feel it.


You don’t have to wear a t-shirt to proclaim

I’m a man (or any other declaration).

Walk as a man, stand up as a man.

I’ll see it.


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Stop talking about it.
Just do it.


People who really have it
Don’t have to say, I got it.

Be around them and you’ll notice it.


Only the wounded,

Only the doubtful,

Only the faithless,

Only the uncertain,

Only the diluted,

Only the polluted,

Only the pinched,

Only the limited,

Only the weak,

Only the pretenders,

Only the slackers,

Only the jivers,

Only the limited,

Only the lost,

Only the fakers,

Only the wasted, the dying, the lying, the cheating

Have to name it rather than live it, thus laying claim to it.


Get it?



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About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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7 thoughts on “Be It

  • Heidi

    Hi, I am Amie’s mom and she told me about your blog. I love this writing you did, so I thought I would take the time to let you know.
    I also wanted to say I appreciated your relationship with Amie while she was at NDEC.

  • jim

    Action becomes the person.

    There is, however, a cultural phenomenon of chest thumping that often accompanies action. See Hollywood and professional sports. It is the ugliest part of celebrity and games and has come to be accepted by many people as “healthy celebration.” I think they cross the line into narcissism as often as they celebrate. At least they are doers.

  • Whalehead King

    Those who know don’t speak; those who speak don’t know.

    Nice post. Something many of us need to be reminded of from time to time. It can’t be said enough. Unfortunately, it may often fall into a deaf ear and fall out the other.

    Cheers and best wishes for a happy holiday.

  • Candelaria

    Thanks for commenting on this post and for your understanding of my words.
    Happy holiday to you as well and a joyous new year.