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Poem: My Hole Life

Updated on November 27, 2016
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A keen amateur poet, Jacqueline teaches Creative Writing with an emphasis on the effective use of language to create emotions and images.

My Hole Life

I live in a hole

In a hole I have dug

With the sweat of my brow

And the tears of my years

Digging my hole

With the blood of my fears

And in my hole

I have built my life

Around people and things

That shore up the sides

Of my hole -

That give it strength

When I am weak

And confine me

When I am strong.

I live in a hole

Where I have lived for years.

Not a rut but a hole

Sometimes I dig deeper into my hole

Sometimes I spread my wings

And then my hole

Becomes wider -

But the sides cave in

To trap me once more

In my hole

My hole life

… whole life


Part Holy

Not whole

© 2015 Jacqueline Stamp


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      Jacqueline Stamp 3 years ago from UK

      Thank you bigj1969. I was very nervous about sharing it, so your comment is much appreciated.

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      John Marshall 3 years ago from glasgow

      Fantastic poem,felt every word.