To Just Be

Rocky Shoal
Rocky Shoal

How far will you go to fill his needs,
And hold your breath, change your deeds

Learn of culture, things of past
Plan your future around stained glass

How far will he go to fill your needs
Will he hold his breath, change his deeds

Learn your habits, forgive faults
Accept your verbiage when knowledge halts

Can you handle his state of mind
As your words start to unwind

Will they be accepted or shattered and scorned
Loose their validity, a barrier born

Negating all you have come to know
About yourself and how things flow

What will become of a love so fair
When rigidity sets in catching you in a snare

Of confusion and wonder as you open the door
To new ideas of learning and more

There is a fear when knowledge seeking
Self takes the back seat for partners greeting

Never forget, No need to change
And if your life you must rearrange

To suit another then perhaps it is poor
It's not one sided, No even score

Find common ground before you begin
Then love will bring the positive spin

Of new life forming from new loves seed
Don't be afraid To Simply Just Be!

Kari Shinal, Copyright Oct. 12, 2013

© 2013 Kari Shinal

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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC Author

Much Appreciated Mark! Come back any time.


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markdarmafall 3 years ago from Moundsville,WV

wow another poem of power from your arsenal of talent. Whenever I need a boost of positive I know your poetry is just a click away.

Mark


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC Author

Jamie, I am glad to have shared this. Insight is best when shared with the Outside. Have a great evening!


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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

This is a message that should be shared and you have done a great job in the messages presentation. Well done. Jamie


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC Author

Minnetonka, Thank you so much for your comments. I am glad to have been able to share. Have an Awesome Day!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

What a great message you deliver with this poem. Life is too short to waste it on being unauthentic. I am sharing this meaningful poem. Hit many buttons and voted up.


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC Author

Thanks James :) Have an Awesome Day!


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Beautiful and a thought-provoking poem.Good job!


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC Author

You nailed it Valley! Thanks for observing and the read.


Valleypoet 3 years ago

I am reading this as a discourse on the conflict with others creating selves in you that are not true to who you really are, and therefore not allowing you to 'simply just be'...nicely written:-))


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Tuatha 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC Author

I can appreciate that comment completely. I have a hard time be ME when others find ME so Different! LoL Thank You Kim!


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Nicely written and presented. It is interesting how something seemingly as "to just be" can easily attained on some days while not so easily on others. V+

Happy Weekend,

Kim

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