I used to try and shrink myself

I wanted to be as small

As small could be


I used to weigh my value

On what you thought

Of me


I kept my voice low 

Never speaking more

Than you considered necessary


I thought you

Were much bigger

I believed that you loved

Pathetic, little me


Until the day I closed the door 

And walked all by myself

I walked and walked

For days and days

And years


As a I walked

I got bigger

And bigger

And Bigger!


And then I glanced back

I was surprised by how

Small you looked

So tiny and light

As a feather


I called your name

In as big a voice

I could muster

It shook the roof

Everyone turned 

To look


You seemed quite 


I heard you whisper

In a tiny voice

No, it cannot possibly

Be her!








◄ Circumspect

Don’t Cry for Me. ►


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Fri 2nd Jun 2023 21:14

Thank you! Manish, your encouragement and support is second to none! Uilleam, would you happen to be Irish? If so it is our birthright to be burdened by other people’s expectations and disappointments of us. Thank you, Bethany - I try my best!☺️💕💕💕

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Bethany Sallis

Fri 2nd Jun 2023 19:33

Clare-original ideas for poems never elude you-fab piece!

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Fri 2nd Jun 2023 07:16

I used to weigh my value
On what you thought
Of me

I do that too much Clare...with feelings of rejection, of not having lived up to someone's expectations; feelings of failure still lingering from my youth.
I need courage and honesty in bucketloads💓.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Fri 2nd Jun 2023 04:12

Loved it! Very powerful and inspiring.
Thank you.🌻

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