Niam Dodd


Get Out There - Poem by Niam Dodd

And so you sit there ever stationery
Vegetating in your room
Make plans, go out and have fun
You have so many years to bloom

Casting back on the past that’s gone
Holds you in that binding rut
Friends from that past have now moved on
Childhood’s book is firmly shut

Still sitting there aren’t you? Wasting time
Opposing those indifferent thumbs
Nine bells of that clock chime
To you, the people will not come

Confinement does a lot to a person
Makes his mind play tricks
Believing things that are nothing at all
Nervous twitching and ticks

Your perception of that ugly mug
Staring back in the mirrored glass
Causes you to glug, glug, glug
Though interpretation, dons many masks

Some despise for personal anguish
Lifting the laminated load
These you must so surely vanquish
Discard this negative mode

The majority are friends you’ve never met
Most you never will
But in your space are rooms to let
Go out and make the kill

So why are you still sitting in that chair?
Encroaching on dust’s hour
Pick out the various clothes you’ll wear
You possess all power

The world now is eagerly waiting
Grasp it with strong hands
No time for hapless gyrating
Go out and walk this land


Comments about Get Out There by Niam Dodd

  • (7/23/2007 6:44:00 PM)


    A smile to my face
    did you so bring
    all I can offer is
    Thank You in return
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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