Shyness

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I've read so much beautiful poetry since joining booksie, that I thought I would give it a try. A little self-reflection.

Submitted: April 03, 2008

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Shyness

 

A curse upon the tongue

A genetic inclination?

Forged in the fires of schoolyard fascism?

Contributory

My intelligence

Their jealousy

My fear

 

A silent voice

Caged inside for years

Words held back

Battles fought daily

Clawing to get out

Held within

By me

 

A freeing

A chink in the armor

A letting go

Bit by bit

Every day

One at a time

Moment by moment

 

I do not miss you

I remember you with disdain

I wish I could leave you behind

You cling

You remind me

You will not let go.

 

I envision you gone

I step out in front of you

I am too fast

You are my old life

But still

Me


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