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Shift Happens

Updated on November 26, 2015

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



dealing with

coping with

nor even being strong

how sweet

the authentic discomfort

of growth.


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      Proud Mom 8 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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      Frieda Babbley 8 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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      olivine 8 years ago

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

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

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