A Constant Evasion


“Poetry may make us from time to time

a little more aware of the deeper,

unnamed feelings which form

the substratum of our being,

to which we rarely penetrate;

for our lives are mostly

a constant evasion of ourselves.”


~ T.S. Eliot






straight faced

no emotional display

real men don’t cry





the air starts to warm

joyfully awaiting spring

earth’s annual rebirth




if you really knew me

you would not like me

for that reason I hid me

I could never ever let me be me


I once thought I had a feeling

it sent my little mind reeling

with reality I was not dealing

my inner self I was concealing


learned to hide with a little libation

dealt with life using indifferent placation

God offered me a spiritual revelation

honesty started with self education


peeling away the layers of guilt and shame

learned to not use the word blame

growing up was my primary aim

learned to listen and the answers came


the old emotional defenses die hard

the disease is armed with a devious canard

borrowed a few suggestions from the sober old guard

I employe a Higher Power as my personal lifeguard


I have no regrets that I have passed my prime

I have learned to enjoy this life one day at a time.


ME and the Boss







About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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