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Liberation of a Timid Soul---a Poem

Updated on April 12, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living, and a devoted practitioner of many techniques enhancing personal evolution.

Luckily, When Man Gets Liberated, He Doesn't Turn into a Giant Mouse.
Luckily, When Man Gets Liberated, He Doesn't Turn into a Giant Mouse.

Timid and vulnerable to its core

nudity of soul in a life mission to hide

behind its opaque veil, stuck by every back door,

and in its highest moments reluctant to show pride.

This timid soul's biggest of all fears

is that someone may tear every mask down

exposing that puddle of secret tears

and make it look like a clumsy clown.

But brewing inside is a rebellion of a kind

and that giant stuffed into a bottle with old tears

now breaking out from prison with a brand new mind

greeted by life with ovations and endless cheers.

Stretching painfully and smiling with joy,

sensing his likeness to his real looks

he starts dancing like a playful boy

as he sees some lovely people instead of scary spooks.

It's taking someone deep with a treasure inside,

with nothing like its match anywhere to see

with anonymous soul to carefully hide

but taking someone even deeper to set himself free.


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 days ago from Southern Illinois

      A timid soul set free is beautifully penned!

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      Paula 11 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      It is fascinating to see your Poetic prowess, Val, my friend! Who knows what secrets hide within the soul of a man? They're begging to be seen and heard, so we must oblige in time, lest we burst a flurry of muted smiles and tears that tumble wasted to the ground!.........Hugs, Paula

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      ThreeKeys 11 days ago from Australia

      I am enjoying seeing this side of you. That is, the poet over the text writer.

      Your poem is full bodied.

      I wonder if one is born timid or if our timidity is because of our parents shaping us to become that way?

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Paula, dear---Yes, we are sending man into space to explore the secrets of the Universe---while so much is still a mystery under our baseball hat. Ironically, we may end up learning more about distant stars than about ourselves.

      And yet, now and then we are witnessing examples of individuals who succeeded to scoop deeply enough into their inner world to bring out what felt as best in them.

      Thank you for those words of praise and encouragement which make you such a great friend.---Hugging you back, Val.

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Ruby Jean---I am happy you liked it.

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      Vladimir Karas 11 days ago from Canada

      Three Keys---Timid people are usually born with this heightened sensitivity and a rich emotional repertoire. Early in childhood they feel bombarded by what feels to them like too much input and they are bound to respond with that which is the strongest in them---emotionality. So they may build a defense mechanism of inhibiting their over-reacting---but in the process they also inhibit their social skills, their outgoing part of the nature. So they live a mousy mentality---unless or until they break out of their shell spilling out all that remarkable goodness and channel it into something plausible.

      So, here is my little explanation of the poem's topic.

      Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 11 days ago from Washington, DC

      So full of wisdom pearls, I see this as therapeutic for the person taking that scary step of self-examination. Wow, this is awesome, very moving. It makes the idea of liberation very hopeful.

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      Vladimir Karas 10 days ago from Canada

      Janis---I deeply appreciate your kind words.

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