Shelley L Baxter

Rookie - 70 Points (September 6th / Calgary, Canada.)

The Man Over There... - Poem by Shelley L Baxter

The man over there
looks upset again today
I know I should help him...
but I don't know what to say.

I cant seem to look past him
as he grimaces and crys.
So I reach out to him not wanting
to stand and witness his demise.

Quick and deliberate I lift my arm
to place on his shoulder.
Swiftly I watch his limb dart out
mechanically like a soldier.

I'm somewhat calm now...
as I realize the man I see is me.
I must stop judging myself in the mirror
if I am ever going to truly see.

The answer came like a shot!
I knew how to help this sad man,
by reaching out to embrace him...
the puzzles solved and now I know, I can!

(September 28th 2007)

Comments about The Man Over There... by Shelley L Baxter

  • Melvina Germain (1/25/2008 2:50:00 AM)

    I'm so glad I found this poem Shelley, I'm sure many can relate to this and at times I too look in that mirrow and wonder. Another treasure of yours my dear, I'm having a blast this evening.

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  • (9/28/2007 5:15:00 PM)

    Boy you just wrote a poem about me...I think there are a lot of us that feel that way at some point...I know I have the worst time judging and accepting myself...
    Well done from the heart...thanks for sharing: O)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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