Shift Happens

shift happens

with the pain

in the pain

during the pain

welcoming it

allowing and accepting it

a legitimate part

of who I am.


not denying

controlling

processing

dealing with

coping with

nor even being strong


how sweet

the authentic discomfort

of growth.

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Nice! Love the almost homonymic play on the title :D


olivine 7 years ago

loved this the first time i heard it, more now i see it


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

So true. And I love how shift and you know what, resemble eachother, and really could be interchanged here. Purposeful, I imagine?


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Proud Mom 7 years ago from USA

"Accepting it as a part of who I am...."--That's the hard part for me!

Another inspired poem, Russ!

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