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Pulling Back the Curtain

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Like the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz,
I hide my human frailties behind a curtain because
Iím gooseflesh filled with jelly,
with knots of fear in my belly.
I donít want anyone to see
itís not really me
out in front
taking the brunt.
My biggest fear that haunts me,
it isnít being alone that daunts me.
What scares me out of my mind,
is the feeling that I find
someone is there
when there is nothing but air.
Alone Iíd gladly be,
if I felt it was just me.
It is probably my imagination playing tricks
or my paranoia getting its kicks.
Whichever way it works,
Itís just one of my quirks.
I hope nobody ever sees
the knocking of my knees.

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JerryPat2
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Ah Lori, you spoke for many of us herein. We all have that feeling of inner turmoil about things going on in our lives.. Letting it out as you have here is a good thing.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 04-24-2017 09:28 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Guess I'm not alone whistling in the dark ~L
JerryPat2
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3 posted 04-24-2017 10:17 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

No. Absolutely you are not.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

P.U Stinkenbaum
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It's difficult to feel alone when even the darkness casts a shadow. Rather amazing how we internalize our fears at times. It's what keeps us from being free. If we place them deep enough, our fears can become manifest. Desire can do the same things to us that fear can if we're not free to satisfy them.

Honest and thought provoking writing Lori Rhoden. I hope you can soon embrace what it is that craves your attentions.  


Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...
BluesSerenade
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Dang Lori..you write with raw emotion... and it is so refreshing to read you.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Dearest PU,
Thank you so much for the insightful response. I will pray for a moment of clarity that it will pull my head out of my woes and set my sights again. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Thank you Blues! I try to write from the tender spots. I'm so happy you like my work. ~L
LeeJ
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lovely expressive write...hugs
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Thanks for the hug LeeJ! ~L
 
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