I have patience to tolerate
your negative energy.
I can listen to your whining
I can ignore your
ignorance, and gently
try to inform you.
But right now,
my world is a storm
of negativity, raining from
despots, thieves, and liars
who have too much power over my life.
I am holding up a very small umbrella
to hold off the stress.
If you blow that negative air at me,
you will turn my umbrella inside out
and so you’ll excuse me
if I leave you
standing in the rain
What an out outstanding powerful poem. It is timely and spot on!!
i have that way with people…..
Good for you, Chris
Good for me what?
For having that way.
For having that way, what?
Cool game, when did we start playing?….
Most excellent, poem, Shawn! I love it!
Thank you, Melody.
Potent! Great piece.
Keep the umbrella up Shawn. Say safe.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Thanks, David. Doing my best!
There are times when it has to be done. Inside out or used as a boat helps no one.
used as a boat for mice, perhaps!
And we are NOT mice! lol
Well expressed! Will put something on my blog today that was how I felt once in a similar mind space…
Excellent. Do link it here!
Girl! I love it when this mood of ‘honest realism’ comes over you and you pen it—it births perfection every time!!!!
lol Thank you.
I needed to read a poem like this – and I’m not even in a teacher’s strike, but it still applies. Hope your situation is equitably resolved soon and peace (and school) is restored.
A tentative deal has been reached, so now we’re waiting to read the details. We have a ratification vote the same day as Scotland’s independence vote.
Powerful words and imagery. Awesome work, Warrior Teacher Knitting Goddess!
I understand this too well. I’ve walked away from people who have done the same to me for my own safety and happiness and tried not to hold a grudge when they also walked away for their own sakes. =)