Each time that I venture out of my shell;
Each time that I feel like I'm doing well,
I end up taking a step too far,
And taking the knock pretty damn hard.
All too often, I appear to be blind,
And think that things are going just fine;
But, once any problems are pointed out,
I return to my world of worry and doubt.
After all these years, I still haven't learnt
That, if I'm not careful, I will get burnt;
Around myself, I rebuild my wall,
And am back to square one in no time at all.
It can be hard to find courage and be really brave;
To conquer life's obstacles and ride the big waves;
I look to others to help me through,
And to stop myself from feeling blue.
I could be cruising along, enjoying the ride;
Feeling safe and secure and happy inside:
When, all of a sudden, there's an almighty great crash,
And, literally, everything changes as quick as a flash.
Back into my shell, I beat a hasty retreat,
Feeling upset and stupid and admitting defeat;
There I will stay, tucked away, out of sight,
Until, to finally re-emerge, the timing feels right.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem