Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Don't Let Them Steal Your Wonder

Deep blue by buleria
 Don't let them steal your wonder
Don't let them get you down
If you feel you're goin' under
Kick out hard and you won't drown
Don't you let them make you jaded
Don't you let them make you cold
It's their own souls they have traded
and their hearts that they have sold
They just want to make you smaller
They just want to make you crawl
They've forgotten how to rise up
so they need to make you fall
Don't let them steal your wonder
Be protective of your dream
When they tell you to be quiet
That's the time you have to scream.


Anonymous said...

For some reason this came to me, when I read it, in the form of a chorus from some horribly catchy song. That doesn't mean (in my book) that it's bad poetry in any way at all. In fact, I think this is quite wonderful! *smile*

Brian Miller said...

amen...far too maybe living dead around here that lost it from when they were kids you know...

Crayotic Ramblings said...

This could be a song! It is actually... I already here it. I'm singing it now. Bravo. I have a new favorite song!!!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

A plus! Home Run! Too damned good for your own damned good! Loved it! Just great!

The Jealous Moskowitz

Scarlet said...

I feel like singing, dancing and kicking along ~

Yes, I am screaming now ....:-)

Karen said...

Oh this is great!

Laurie Kolp said...

Motivational and inspiring piece... like a pep talk.

Fireblossom said...

Amen, sista.

Bryan White said...


Tarang Sinha said...

Really nice poem!:)

JustRex said...

Excellent. Advice I always try to follow. Try to, anyway. "Illegitemati no carborundum"
Don't let the bast*rds grind you down.

Rachel Hoyt said...

AAAAAAAAAAMEN!!!! :) Was that loud enough?

Love this poem! Absolutely, totally, completely uplifting and empowering. And I've been very saddened by the number of angry people I see around town and stuff that obviously don't want to be happy... they just want to drag me down. xoxo

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

wonderfully inspirational.

Also, you made me cry QQ!!. Received your wonderful birthday gift today.

Con todo mi coracon y con amor, Gracias mi amiga!!!

What type of medium is it and can I put it in a glass frame?

Wanted to make personal message contact but I don't have that access.

Bradley A. Peraino said...

I love it! I am placing it on my, "My List" page. If you want me to remove it, please leave me a message at the url below:


J Cosmo Newbery said...

Stand guard at the door of your mind!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

A good message, well communicated!
Nice poem!
Madeleine Begun Kane

Sreeja said...

Great...it will ring in my mind.

Lolamouse said...

Thanks all for the kind words! It did actually come to me as a song (too bad I can't sing!)

@ Bradley A. Peraino: I'm flattered to have this included on your list. Thank you.

Helena said...

That perked me up, that did!

Ella said...

I know someone like this! They wish I was quiet and they make me want to scream! Your words so captured this feeling~
I agree, so lyrical...this could be an amazing song :D