THIS SHELL OF OURS

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This outer covering, casing our inner soul

THIS SHELL OF OURS

This shell

This outer covering

Casing our inner soul

Shielding

From the outside world

Guard

Defense

Security

Only come out when the

All is clear

But why hide within this shell

There is much beauty

That we withhold

Refuse to show

Deny

And suppress

We keep our feelings

Locked in chains

And bars

Never leading us very far

Squashed

Quelled

Subdued

Never happy

Feeling the blues

We are born to be free

Wild and free

With no oppressions

Except our own

Limitations

That binds us from freedom within

Taking a leap of faith

Hope

And trust

With love

All is possible

Not impossible

Leads us to excel

Shine

Outstrip

The old, old shell

That has kept us glued

To our spot

This place

This mark in time

Shining our inner beauty

For they that may see

Our love

Our peace

Our trust

Our caring

Our sharing

Abounding

 

© Teresa Joseph Franklin

4th June 2012

All Rights Reserved

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