Sunday, January 15, 2012

Adrift

Lost in the shuffle,
it’s not worth the scuffle
to fight to the surface for air…
I drown in indifference
with barely a small hint
that anyone here really cares.
Bottle these feelings
until I am reeling --
pretend everything’s what it should be.
Won’t take the bait but
am starting to hate this --
feel like I’m no longer me.

©   Ginny Brannan  Written June 2010











Sharing at Magpie Tales #100! Image Courtesy Tess Kincaid.

22 comments:

  1. Don't remember seeing this one before but I can relate to the subject matter.

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  2. This is so deep and real beautifully done. I have certainly felt this way

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  3. As a stranger to you I find it slightly too cocky to say I get it, but I still feel I do. Really like this poem and how it describes something I feel I've been through!

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  4. there are deep emotions running under that stream...not easy if we fight and fight and it just seems there's no chance on coming closer to the surface...great flow to this ginny

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    1. ugh, i know this feeling as it is one i have to confront often in kids i work with...the feeling that no one cares...nice capture of that feeling...

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    2. One of the pieces written while dealing with job loss after 18 years. Pushed me into the "pits" for awhile, and I've always been a glass half-full kind of person. Tougher I think on kids struggling, not having the foresight, maturity and understanding to deal with this stuff. I give you lots of credit for your work with them, and I'm sure they're better for it, Brian.

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  5. Ginny, sorry for your job loss. Hard to do after investing yourself for so long. Best wishes.

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    1. Ayala, poem was written in 2010. Am since employed by a wonderful place of business, and love my new job!

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  6. I have read many poems on this theme, those small glimmers of hope do appear from time to time or we'd all be lost. Nice write.

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    1. Sometimes those 'glimmers, take longer than we expect them to, but they do come! Thank you, Christine.

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  7. The pain in this one...I can relate to it.

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  8. it’s not worth the scuffle
    to fight to the surface for air…
    I drown in indifference
    with barely a small hint
    that anyone here really cares.

    Written so well and I am SO glad you have a job. I'm afraid many people are still there...

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. Yes, it took a while (and a few seasonal p/t minimum wage jobs) to find a place where I seem to fit well. Felt like I'd stepped backwards 20 years. Advice to anyone looking is to hang in there, and remember--state of economy is not YOUR fault!!

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  9. To drown in indifference...whether it by our own...or others'...excellent write...

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