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You Will See

Updated on June 21, 2017
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Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts sometimes spill onto the pages in the form of poetry.

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Your confidence is shaken

Faith in yourself is waning

But you're not shattering on the floor

Like you might have done before

You'll shine again, you'll see

Even if the rough edges will always be

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      Shannon 8 weeks ago from Texas

      Very true, Chitrangada! That's definitely a journey no one else can take for you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 8 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      This is so inspiring and well expressed poem!

      One has to develop inner strength by oneself.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Hi, Tamara. Thank you for saying that. I am glad you find it encouraging. It encourages me that it encourages other people. :)

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      Tamara Yancosky 2 months ago from No Idea Where

      Thank you for this encouragement, Shannon. I am grateful for your words.

      Thank you

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed the read.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most inspiring. Enjoyed.

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Hi, Larry. Glad I could help. Trying to keep my head up, too. We just said what was very likely a final goodbye to a grand baby today. Taking its toll on the entire family.

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      Larry Rankin 2 months ago from Oklahoma

      Very inspirational. Always nice to read something that will keep my head up.

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Hi, Nell. Thank you for stopping by. I just finished reading your reply to the cards I chose. I have to say, that's a little spooky!

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      Nell Rose 2 months ago from England

      Short and to the point, but one I totally understand, nice one!

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Jodah. I do that with poetry quite often, but not very often elsewhere. Glad you like it. But I have to say that I do enjoy reading your work no matter how long or short it may be!

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      John Hansen 2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for sharing your rough edges, Shannon. I wish I could say so much in so few words.

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Shyron. Inner strength is definitely a good thing to have.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 months ago from Texas

      Beautiful and inspiring, showing inner strength.

      Blessings my friend.

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      You just rendered me totally speechless, Bill! Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I need to have my wife read this...thanks, Shannon!

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, MsDora. I certainly hope so. :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the inspiration. A description of self development at its best.

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      A mouth full, indeed, Martie. But you do make a very good point. It is worth pondering, for sure. Still, I think maybe the concept I had in mind may not have come across as I intended. I totally agree that we should always continue to grow and that people help shape us, hopefully for the better. But I also think that there are rough edges when interacting with others. Let me put it this way, when people really care about someone else...not even anger over a perceived personality flaw can make someone stop caring. Rough edges can be like beauty...My kids swore the other day that I said beauty is in the eye of the beekeeper. ...LOL.....They insisted that us exactly what I said.....who knows, maybe I did....haha.....But because some people see certain traits as bad while others like that particular trait. Rough edges are always there, so to speak. Does that make sense? Maybe we both have some things to ponder now?

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      Martie Coetser 2 months ago from South Africa

      People are each other's planing machines. Successful planing is always painful. When we allow our fellow-man to plane us into more refined beings, rough edges will NOT always be. To the contrary, we will be able to look at ourselves and clearly see that we were planed and shaped for the better. If we are still the same person with the same perspectives as the year before, we should realize that we have stagnated due to our unwillingness to grow and change into more refined humans.

      Now this was a mouthful. I hope you'll find it worthy to ponder, Shannon. Take care!

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Hi, manatita. I agree that Love at its highest power has no rough edges. Because it is unconditional and is ALWAYS there no matter what. It simply is.

      What I mean by those words isn't referring to love itself necessarily, but rather I am referring to the rough edges within a person. Human personality is so very multi-faceted. And layers deep. Even as we strive to better ourselves there will always be things left to polish if we so desire. People are fallible and we always will be.

      So, knowing that, and in this instance, relating it to personal experience....I am sometimes way too hard on myself. And even if I know all the things that I just said, it's still harder for me to forgive myself than anyone else. So I remind myself that I can't control how people choose to interpret me and that things are not always all my fault. Cut myself some slack, so to speak. Much happening beyond my control right now and perhaps the stress impacts my reactions....And perhaps.....other things beyond my control I can't control at any level just yet, but soon.....And some of it is just who I am, plain and simple, for whatever reasons and if I am not accepted just as I am now, I suppose that if I ever polish those edges it makes no difference.

      I am rambling and speaking in riddles now. My point just is that as long as fallible human beings interact with other fallible human beings there are rough edges.

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      manatita44 2 months ago from london

      Nice and thoughtful poem, my sweet Shannon. Succinct.

      I feel much empathy with these kinds of poems. So meaningful to so many of us!

      The good news is that Love in its highest aspect, has no 'rough edges.' Life's sojourn in itself is simply a spiral. We appear to go backward as we are not seemingly going forward.

      But nothing resists evolution. Orville and Wilber did not fly the plane as such, but look where we are now. It is only a matter of time. All my Love, dear one.

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Will do.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 months ago from Bangalore

      Pl check my poem ascertain..Its on similar lines.

      - hari

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      Shannon 2 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Hari. I hope so. It's meant to be inspiring.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 months ago from Bangalore

      Short and inspiring.

      - hari