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You can’t keep it down

20 Mar

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You cannot just hurl your problems down river,

not like someone else will take claim to them.

You cannot just lock the vexation away in immure,

it’s just not viable to have, your shame condemned.

They will softly flow downstream nearing a waterfall,

it’ll seem like this verse has reached its denouement,

it’ll be free for a moments time before it crashes below

until its tumbled and pummeled in sadistic enslavement.

Even after all the torture, it has submissively endured,

the inevitable motion makes the effort seem worthless,

as there is no use in fighting the mighty force of buoyancy,

behind the cowardice, you can’t hide, as it comes to the surface.

 

 

ยฉ 2018 Joseph Emerson @ WhatsInsideAMadmansHat.com

 
 

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26 responses to “You can’t keep it down

  1. House of Heart

    March 19, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Fabulous poetry.

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog

    March 20, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Stunning words, Joseph.

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  3. Marie Abanga

    March 20, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Indeed you can’t – you sure know what you write buddy. I tried, I live parallel lives, I freaked, picked up a knife, and finally got it all out with my pen and now fingers on a keyboard. You sure are inspired and gifted with words, let no problem or person tell you otherwise man

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  4. Fiery

    March 20, 2018 at 5:22 am

    My gosh, just beautiful. Touched me in so many ways… ๐Ÿ˜

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    • Joseph Emerson

      March 20, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Glad you liked it๐Ÿ˜Š thank you so much

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      • Fiery

        March 20, 2018 at 7:30 am

        My pleasure. I see you often like my posts and I just wanted you to know that I think you’re pretty fab๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Joseph Emerson

        March 20, 2018 at 7:33 am

        That’s sweet. I try to get around and check out all art and writing as much as I can. Sometimes it’s tough to keep up but I have a post-it note app on my computer that I leaves notes on certain sites that I check back to periodically. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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      • Fiery

        March 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

        You have me and my bloggy post-it noted? THAT is sweet… I’m touched and happy… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Sehrish Ahmed

    March 20, 2018 at 10:30 am

    wow, thats written amazingly well

    Liked by 1 person

     
  6. Winnie

    March 20, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Beautifully expressed!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  7. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com

    March 20, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Sensational writing my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

     
  8. Silver Screenings

    March 22, 2018 at 10:06 am

    LOVE how you structured this, with the feeling of being in a river, then plunging over the waterfall, then coming up to surface at the end. It’s quite a ride, which is tough do with so few words. And you make it look effortless.

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    • Joseph Emerson

      March 22, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Thank you so much. That means a lot. People love it for the flow but very few actually see the detail like you just commented on. So thank you for that!!!!

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  9. Kae Bucher

    March 22, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Strong!

    Liked by 1 person

     

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