Enough

Rating: 5.0
I learned a lesson early,
don't be seen.
wrap up tight into a hedgehog ball
spikes, spikes, spikes.
never look anyone in the eye
they might just know what you are.

if you don't put your head above the line
you won't get it shot off.
they say words don't hurt,
whoever they were lied
still lie, lie to cover hate.

we learn darkness and shadow are safe
blend, pretend, don't offend
become chameleon.

sometimes though you realise you have to come out
rise up from dusty knees
rise up from your dirt poverty
rise up, rise up, rise.
and shout and say
stop, enough, is enough, is enough.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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COMMENTS
Robert Murray Smith 27 September 2020
A very insightful poem. Reminds me of my younger self. I'm very critical of the way I divulge parts of myself. What a marvellous memory you have to remember your poems. I forget them as soon as I write them. That doesn't mean I wouldn't remember them if I saw them pop up.
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Terry Craddock 09 September 2020
I wrote the poem 'Mourn Innocence Lost In Children' inspired by the poem 'Enough' by the poet Paul Brookes and dedicated to Paul Brookes.
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Terence 08 September 2020
the more I read this poem the more I love it 'wrap up tight into a hedgehog ball spikes, spikes, spikes.' 'we learn darkness and shadow are safe blend, pretend, don't offend become chameleon.' the wisdom in this line is obvious, so the appreciation focuses upon the originality
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Terry Craddock 05 September 2020
sadly even children learn this hiding lesson early, humanity and nature both need chameleon skins in this often cruel predation world
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Soran M. H 25 August 2020
very well penned this logical masterpiece of work, it is full of poetic imagery and metaphor. it deserves 10++ keep writing and stay blessed
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Soran M. H 25 August 2020
we learn darkness and shadow are safe blend, pretend, don't offend become chameleon.
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