This poem was written in response to Write Tribe's Wednesday prompt based on Vidya Sury's book review of the book "Pebble in Your Shoe by Jim Fannin http://vidyasury.com/2014/07/the-pebble-in-the-shoe.html
How many of us have pebbles in our shoe that keep us from becoming the people we want to be?
Do you have pebbles in your shoe?
You’re not alone if you do,
Guilt and anger, frustration and worry
Can fill up our shoes in an awful hurry,
As can jealousy, envy and guilt
Like a clogged river full of silt,
Pebbles can cause us so much pain
Opening blisters again and again,
Rejection is one we writers know
It drags us down and we feel so low,
Pebbles soon turn into boulders
Like heavy weights upon our shoulders,
It’s time to let those pebbles go
Do it now before they grow,
Possibilities are waiting just for youIf you can learn to empty your shoe.