February 7th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Blessed Feedback

Social media receives mixed reviews regarding what people share. Some people share only the very best of their life events. Other people seem to share continual drama. This seems enough to damn it all, but I feel like there is a middle ground. I personally appreciate my friends who share the good and the bad. They remind me that I’m not the only human being struggling on this earth.

Blessed Feedback

Bands of strength underlay
persistence in the face of life
this is forgotten until I see
my friends presenting similes

weakness crept on long days
bringing need to rest my frame
I’m reminded to push on
inspired by others contesting life

online sharing evokes thoughts
words and pics in bottles sent
across electric seas with no span
an inch across instead of miles

there my world shrinks to a point
no larger than my ego's width
jostled by shared misery
sticking a finger in the air

these reminders that I'm not alone
tease the sorrow to relate
removing barbs one at a time
dump them all in the bonfire

I'll share the trials of humanity
bullhorn on my fettered life
knowing that the bruising words
are blessed feedback for like souls.

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