facing up to me

how I admire

those who do not give a flying F!


those who dive headlong

into problematic situations

no matter how deep or murky

disregarding all risk's

and emerge triumphant


if only I could be included

in those admirations

instead of just sitting in fear

on the banks of troubled waters



waiting for the fighter within me

to come alive

to speak up with a voice I need to disturb my guilt

to dispel my timidity

to urge me, into action


of entering into my own unease

and cross over the threshold of the unknown

able to rise above festering mediocrities     

◄ for reparation in a time of disrepair

retrogression ►


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Rose Casserley

Tue 5th Dec 2017 20:07

she will be here anytime now P&S-I hope! 😃

Rose 💋

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 3rd Dec 2017 18:03

we're surprised that you haven't found 'her' long before now Rose. In fact, WE always thought 'she' was you! haha!

good stuff girl

P&S xx

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Rose Casserley

Sat 2nd Dec 2017 19:35

having, to be honest, is a necessary part of the process of facing up to oneself without any doubt Leon. And yes, the 'search' must go on.

cheers dude!

Rose 💋

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Thu 30th Nov 2017 18:47

at least you are honest about it Rose.But don't stop looking! She's there! Fab poem

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Rose Casserley

Wed 29th Nov 2017 17:40

Jemima is right keith you HAVE summed this poem up perfectly cheers mate.And thanks to you Fred
oh! and J.J. of course! 😁

Rose 💋

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Jemima Jones

Tue 28th Nov 2017 14:50

a fascinating poem indeed Rose. I think keith has summed up how wonderful it feel's to eventually find the 'fighter' in one's self. Thank you.Jemima.

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Fred Varden

Mon 27th Nov 2017 23:11

So much I can relate to here, great stuff. Thanks

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keith jeffries

Mon 27th Nov 2017 19:13

Rose, a fascinating poem which I am sure many will be able to relate to. It reminds me of the first time I dived into water. I trembled, hesitated then thought what the f... I surfaced unscathed a few secons later, feeling quite elated. Thank you. Keith

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