The Poem Locker

Day 210: I’ve once again been flicking through the pages of my journal this morning which is so often locked away from everybody including myself. Even more so since I started this Blog! I came back across a few poems I wrote during more vulnerable periods of my life. To be honest I think I’ve only ever written poetry when feeling vulnerable. I don’t normally share my poetry but reading them today reminded me of how often those thoughts resurfaced after the initial scribbling. I’ve opened the Locker today…

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“Living” – 03 June 2018

I live with hurt in my head

Can’t put it to bed

It beats me up inside

When I want to beat it up instead

I have so much good, so much brilliance in my life

My job, my daughter and my beautiful wife

So why can’t I smile and push the demons aside?

They are always reminding me that this is my ride

A journey of ups, then plenty of downs

A journey of smiles but plenty of frowns

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“Running Far” – 20 July 2018

Feet on the floor, stepping out of the door

How far I’ll go today. I don’t really know

Rain on my forehead, wind in my ears

Time to forget my stresses and all of my fears

No music for me

No podcasts this time

Just me and my thoughts as I begin to climb

Up those big hills, then back down again

How far will today take me?

My own special zen

I’ve always been a little embarrassed to share my poetry. It was never something that was encouraged when I was at school and I imagine I would have faced ridicule from my class mates if I had shared it. Even today as I publish these two poems on my blog I feel mixed about it. Oh well, my gut feeling was to share them. I share much more in my blogging anyways…

Author: Happy Daddy

A married thirtysomething Dad of two young daughters navigating my way through life a day at a time

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