Life Around The Corner

Choosing Life and Operating Happiness

Let’s Go

I’m shy,
I know why.
I don’t want to be.
Human interactions
Frighten me.
I’m afraid
To be stung, like a bee.
To be drenched, like a flea.
I wish I knew how
To exude glee,
And feel pleasant
To simply disagree.
Actually,
I want to have no regrets
After I am being me.
I don’t want to feel a threat,
Or that I got someone upset.
To be covered up in sweat,
While I smoke a cigarette.
I want to feel warm, like tea,
Made right to the perfect degree.
I want to always be sweet,
Not salty like the sea.
Be truly open,
Because I hold the key.
I want to embrace,
Like I’m a tree.
I want to laugh
Because I feel free.
At times I feel
I’m shy only when it comes to
Being happy,
I don’t want anyone to feel crappy.
I don’t want to seem like I gloat,
I hide my fortune under a coat.
This poem is getting way too long,
Maybe I can put it into a song.
Sometimes I invent the need for empathy
Where it doesn’t belong,
At the expense of being me
And that is just wrong.
If I am really strong, then
I want to lead people along
With me,
For us all to be free.
I can’t be shy
If I want to fly.
A bird is completely exposed
In the sky.

WRITTEN: APR 27, 2022

28 responses to “Let’s Go”

  1. It’s like a song
    Probably a rap ☺️
    It was so smooth, your poem was flowing freely like a hot knief on the butter.
    I like the choice of words flea
    Glee, disagree, gloat, coat wow!!
    No offense, how long does it take to write a poem??
    I know this is very personal, you might have this poem in your mind but you even had these words coming to you at the moment you thought about it??
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    Also no offense, fat guy workout doesn’t recommend smoking

    • 🤣🤣🤣 fat guy is right and I actually quit smoking over a year ago. But the word was good and it is something I used to do for years.
      Thank you so much Devang, I am so happy you like it!
      This poem I wrote in two pieces, one last night and one this morning. Altogether maybe 30 minutes. Some poems takes a few hours, some I have to sleep over. My mind and emotions are so “alive” I can have a look outside and the smell of the air would write a poem through me. When this happens it is very quick.
      Sometimes I would write a poem that doesn’t rhyme and then look at it and the replacement rhyme words appear in my mind when I look at it as whole. It’s very different with each poem 😊 but do feel free to pick my brain it’s definitely no offense

      • That’s actually a very difficult process and I highly respect you for this. 🙇🏻‍♂️
        .
        Don’t take it wrong, but try to sing this poem as a rap, it would be fun.
        Your work is beautiful and your knowledge is wide.
        Best wishes

      • Thank you so much! I will do it. I am working on this.
        Also, I understand. When I write research papers or for example now I’m writing a business plan. I sit with so many sources of information, read, analyze, ponder, probably like you do for your blog posts. It is a very different process, it takes a long time and much thought over how to build a structure and what content to include.. I understand 😊

  2. There’s something soothing about the way the lines move, it does remind me of a song.💖 I liked this, honest and still cheeky.

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