Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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ME
Laughter in gulps, tea in sips,
nature a coverlet, the finest counterpane,
introspection - guardian of silence,
armour of joy, window of smiles,
the adulting mind, the charming apron;
all these, cover a soul, who really is a child,
tender, frightened, tear-stained: me.
ME © gillena cox 2018


Blog hopping today with

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ When I Think About Myself

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..treat myself 2017
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my wings 2015

30 comments:

  1. My new favorite of yours, who may have armor and shell, but they never hide the tenderness inside. How wonderful!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Susan

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  2. This is a tender, self-revealing poem, Gillena. Who know what another person is really like inside unless that person chooses to tell? Thanks for choosing to tell!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation MMT

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  3. OMG...I love every word of this poem. I can see a smiling 'you' as well as the "tender, frightened, tear-stained" child. A heart touching poem Gillena.

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  4. How wonderful! This is so heartwarming and a reflective course of a wise mind. It's good of you to tell that a person can be so many, albeit opposite/parallel, things.
    -HA

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Anmol

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  5. You have a tender heart indeed Gillena!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Carrie

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    2. This is such a tender and honest self-examination, lyrical and serene. I love it.

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    3. Thank you for your appreciation Bev

      Much­čĺ×love

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  6. Surprised by the last line and felt it worked so well.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation C

      Much­čĺ×love

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  7. I love this! Such wisdom! Each of our souls is really a child. I so wish humanity could understand this simple truth. We are so much more alike than we are different. Each of us, once a vulnerable child. Each of us, full of love and dreams.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Loved every word and so recognizable the smile on the outside covering the tender, frightened soul Such pen mastership

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Marja

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  9. Yes, this is beautiful but even better is that you still feel and think like a child which is a gift indeed.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  10. oh, I just love this one! Truly, I do. I think there is a child inside of me still trying to find her way.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Trudessa

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  11. How well we hide those fears and tears... lovely piece Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rajani

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    1. Happy you dropped by sreeja

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  14. Your poem is a big Gillena hug! I love the 'window of smiles' and the 'charming apron'!

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  15. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

    much love...

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