Tough

Tough

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Take a safari on the icing of your own cake.............

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Make haste upon the wind of your questions
Purge that glimmer of trust
Flattery, will get you nowhere fast
Once I confirm, you are not
One of us

Take a  safari on the icing of your own cake
Then cut me a slice or two
You can get overly sentimental, if you like
While I have your cake
And eat it too

Shut off the valve to your bleeding heart
No pity is needed here
I ride bareback on all my trials
Been roughing it
For years

Go ahead and apply your salve to all those wounds
You have been rubbing all that salt in
I wear a shield of aiming intention

That I call my tough
Thick skin



© 2011 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm



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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Just having a little fun with the flip side of my personality......

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these words come across in my mind with a certain force or almost flippancy to them. This works so well with the pace of the poem, and keeps the reader engaged from the first line to the last. I love the line "I wear a shield of aiming intention" great poetry!

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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i like it!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow the words flowed ever so well. Really liked the last stanza.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautifully written! As is all your poetry...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cool. I should try this. It sounds fun to take on the role of someone or something else.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have some of the greatest pictures I love that one, it is strong and fearless plus sensual too. Your poem shows independence and the ability to care for one self without luxury. Riding bareback is for the tough not the meek. This person accepts no excuses and expects no pity. She is fearless and even divine to me.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Almost scary in its cuttingness.
'I ride bareback on all my trials
Been roughing it
For years'
Such a strong excerpt. Amazonian.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

oh the tone of this piece is energized with passionate intent...and so does justice to the words...love those last two lines...great writing..

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Shut off the valve to your bleeding heart
No pity is needed here
I ride bareback on all my trials
Been roughing it
For years
Your
personallity iscomplex

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

In the end, it's all about survival.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice work on this one Neva...expressing yourself is what it is all about no...a creative piece of work...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on April 19, 2011
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Tags: pity, questions, trust, sentimental

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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

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Hello, I am Neva, 4i, from Atlanta, Georgia. My latest book and videos: My latest book - Mailing Letters to the Moon rm_f1st('6','182','true','false','000000','av2j3.. more..

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