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Goldfish in a Bowl

Updated on January 9, 2012


Swimming in circles

Looking outside the glass

Searching beyond these walls

Seeing the world from afar

Wishing I could forget the past

Looking beyond the tinted glass

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning

But start today and make a new ending

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      cbpoet 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks billybuc.. Your comment is genuinely appreciated. It still amazes me with how many people could relate to this simple poem.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You know what I loved about this poem? It could be said for many people I know, but then perhaps that was your intent all along. No matter, it is beautifully done, saying so much with so few words.

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      cbpoet 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      greetings epigramman from las vegas, nevada. 8:26 pm pacific time.

      It's nice to know that others feel like goldfish in a bowl at times. It's when we take that giant leap to freedom and deeper waters that we truly start to live, love and laugh again. I always take the time to smile at a stranger, open the door for someone who is struggling and readily embrace the loved ones in my life.

      I couldn't agree more with your comments about honesty and open communication in a relationship.

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ....hello my friend from lake erie time ontario canada 12:39pm I am sure that we all feel like a goldfish in a bowl from time to time - and your poetic allegory expresses that nicely and precisely.

      As for any man who needs to hear someone as special and talented as you through a bullhorn - I'd say dump him - lol - a relationship is all about honesty and communication - take time to listen to each, make that time happen and sit down when it's convenient (because yes life can be a mad rush sometimes) and look at each other face to face and talk - it goes both ways as we all know - it's just a case of two people willing to commit to this idea .....

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      cbpoet 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Hello David, thank you - simplicity is what I strive for. Do you write poetry?

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      David Legg 7 6 years ago from Trout Paradise, Colorado

      Interesting... it opened like a child's poem, and then turned about on me. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing it!