The Shield


  • Philosophy

    The Shield

    Everyday I wonder what it would be like to be happy,
    to feel no unnecessary pain, and to avoid careless strains of the chains that people put upon another.
    Shall I cast fear upon my brother, or sister, for that matter,
    I hide behind a faceless platter.
    My tears are not seen through my cultural diversity,
    I dare show fear and be labeled from adversity,
    My wrist are bruised from he who shall not be named,
    Shall I cry and hide my tears in the rain,
    Only to shield myself from the pain.
    They say the sound of rain opens ones ears,
    and the pitter patter of raindrops can wash away your tears,
    It seems as though my tears will not fade, they simply evaporate for another day.
    In the event you should find yourself lost, remember it is you whom will pay the cost, the cost of defeat, the cost of fear, and the cost of anxiety, will not shield you from careless animosity.

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    BLYTEN commented on The Shield


    This is an honest work of emotions felt by many but expressed by few. Very nice.

    FindingJune commented on The Shield


    This reminds me so much of myself and my style several years ago. I feel this China. Very well done. My one quibble would be to use some lines breaks instead of so many comas, but that is just a personal preference.



    thanks for the advice. I will use it well. Thanks. Beautiful picture of you by the way.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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