Shawn L. Bird

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poem-surprises May 4, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:12 pm
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It still surprises me

To uncover these weaknesses

You try to so hard to cover

With bombast and bomb blasts.

Acting out to hide insecurity


And the itching awareness that

You don’t measure up.

Your brain doesn’t quite hold onto

the words

the meanings

The feelings fill you up






Just because

is not enough answer.




Nature?  Nurture?

Better just say


You didn’t win the lottery

And everything will be harder.

You’re pushing at the pull door.

But if you quit pushing against it

embrace your responsibility

For your own life,

Take it

I know it will go

Far more smoothly

For you.

You are so much stronger

than you believe

you are.

We just have to pull together.


18 Responses to “poem-surprises”

  1. Nice poem 🙂 I really like your style

  2. Simon Says:

    I know I can… But one little lottery win wouldn’t hurt… 😜

  3. Exactly- if you want it, earn it and know that the power to earn is within.

  4. wonkywizard Says:

    Maybe the narrator tries too hard, and that is stressful.

  5. Melody J Haislip Says:

    So many levels of meaning. Impressive!

  6. samba2017 Says:

    This is a really uplifting poem. Thanks for sharing! The poem today on my poetry blog here on WordPress is about female anger in case you have time to look? Have a good day, Sam 🙂

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