Kendell Cochrane

Goldie Locks

I've made a few beds,
I've layed in them all,
Fell short with a few,
With others, too tall

I've tried growing gardens
Without a green thumb,
Self seeded some patience,
Before going numb...

Watered thoughts daily
So that they would sprout,
It took quite some time,
Now i've figured it out.

I'm not who i was,
That'll constantly change,
But with more positivity
Kept within range;
So the shadows ive let in
Dont swallow me whole,
As theyve done thrice before,
Taking tolls on my soul...

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:43:00 PM)

    i won't deny that your title drew ME in and it relates to the trying of beds in the poem. but the spelling is not true to the name of a famous fairy tale, which i'm sure you were thinking of: (thanks, Google)

    Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a 19th-century fairy tale of which three versions exist. :) bri

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:39:00 PM)

    (cont.) ..and i plan to use this poem in my upcoming, usually-monthly, showcase of PH poems. each showcase has a title, containing month and year, and is treated by PH as a single poem, thus showing up in the PH list of my poems. but it contains many poems by many poets, and the authors always are named with their poems. any questions? just ask! thanks. bri :)

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:38:00 PM)

    (cont.) ...some apostrophes are 'missing' in the last stanza, but those things 'just happen' (and worse!) sometimes on PH. it is not always the fault of the poet! ! i think this is a delicious poem. yum-yum! ! i like the cleverness, swift movement, and rhyming. to MyPoemList. (continued) ..

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:31:00 PM)

    Although “layed” is an extremely popular variant spelling of the past tense of transitive “lay, ” “laid” is the traditional spelling in all contexts. If your boss decides to lay you off, you are laid off. The hen laid an egg. You laid down the law......layed is considered archaic aka old-fashioned. BUT it is a word, just a variant and not used all the time. AND PH IS A POETRY SITE, so...go with it. (continued) ..

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    Kendell CochraneKendell Cochrane(5/26/2018 2:53:00 PM)

    Im quite familiar with the three...one was about an old woman, they changed it to a little girl...ect the base of this poem is basically about once being that little girl and feeling like a harmless intruder in life, trying to find comfort, but never really getting there...and it morphs into growing older and looking back on certain situations in my life, wherr i would run(as she did in the tale) instead of confronting the repercussions to my actions head on.....make sense?

    Kendell CochraneKendell Cochrane(5/26/2018 2:40:00 PM)

    Thanks....i think?

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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (4/26/2018 11:01:00 PM)

    Write comment. Imagination, Kendell. Read my poem, Love and Iust. Thanks

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/25/2018 3:56:00 PM)

    So the shadows ive let in
    Dont swallow me whole,
    As theyve done thrice before,
    Taking tolls on my soul... light, darkness, shadows of the past influencing the present life......... nice thoughts of life dear poet.. tony

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