UBC Day 8 - Pebbles in Your Shoe

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

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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 you
If you can learn to empty your shoe.

Comments

  1. Yes, so true. Very true.
    Carol
    www.carolcassara.com

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  2. That was great Cathy! Words to live by. ☺

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  3. You've mentioned all the negative expressions/emotions one carries through their lives. Indeed these are the constant pebbles in our shoes.

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    1. Good to try and empty them from time to time. They do fill up fast though if we let them.

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  4. Lovely, Cathy! You can make a poster of this! I'm sure the author of the book would love this. :)

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    1. Thanks, Corinne. A poster would be a fun idea.

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  5. I so look forward to visiting your blog every day, now. Thanks for such a magnificent read, Cat!

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    1. Thanks so much, Vidya. I always enjoy visiting your blog very much.

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  6. Pebbles soon turn into boulders. How true! I think, though, we choose whether they turn into those. Your poetry is as always, flawless, Cathy!

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  7. One should know to empty the shoe that hurts. so right Cathy.

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    1. Yes, good to get into the practice of emptying our shoes.

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  8. Brilliantly written and expressed. That's what pebbles would do if we are not careful and donot remove them from our life.

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  9. Fabulous writing, Cathy! Oh yes, we must learn to empty your shoe from time to time!

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  10. Love the wisely worded poem Cathy :)

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  11. This is such a lovely poem, Cathy!! I think it perfectly captures the spirit of the book!

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    1. Thanks so much, bF! Much appreciated.

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