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In the margins

In the margins

A Poem by Gee
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When unwanted changes occur

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You'll find me in the margins
where scribbles, doodles
and red ink expletives vent
inner anger, frustration
and a modicum of "why me" self pity
that reveal the small child,
the boy who hates change,
needing constants and security to thrive...

© 2019 Gee


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Few months back, I unplugged from TV s**t-slinging leading up to 2020 election, so why do I still see "politics" in a simple heartfelt poem like this!?!?! I feel "in the margins" (great concept) growing up around agriculture (support Trump & can't tolerate a hint of disapproval from others) yet liberal factions push for extremes that will never fly in a country where consensus is required! I feel like that small child, stamping my foot & asking: why can't we compromise?!??! Maybe I'm too old to watch what happens next in this country *sigh!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Hours Ago


Gee

10 Hours Ago

Aye, ya sometimes feel ya would be better off screaming into a hole.
Just posted Jack and Jil.. read more
barleygirl

10 Hours Ago

I'm all over it . . . *heh! heh! heh!*
Confining the frustrated anger to margins is what we all try to do and often fail - a thought-provoking write Gee and thanks for versing my feelings too. Unwanted changes are ever a pain and given time they pall - but oh what turmoil there is in the waiting. ...............wishing you more peace soon.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you Fay, and thank you for commenting
Interesting title, Gee, and after reading this poem twice, I am left with a sense of humility and restraint. The narrator owns the "anger, frustration," but doesn't bleed all over the pages. He keeps it the margins, noting the impact on him shouldn't prevent others from the experience. Perhaps off-course, but my take on this poem, a solid thought-provoker. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Hi Ray, thanks. Life hasn't been the kindest the last few months but don't want to come across as a .. read more
Gee

2 Weeks Ago

" woe is me "
Tis said that routine's a smooth flight, procrastination's a crash-landing. Seems you're of the same thought and knows what suits you. Good thinking, Batman! Hope your Bank Holiday family plans are smilingly ready and waiting - enjoy every single moment.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Hi EmmaJ, a very tardy thank you.
Hope you are well
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

Everyone's life is full of so many wonderings and wanderings, Gee. Never mind tardiness, contact at.. read more
I can so relate to this one Gee. As a matter of functionality with my cracked brain in order to remember things I am most definitely a creature of habit and get easily lost by distractions my reaction to this can be rather ridiculous at times:)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Hi Robert, thanks.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods
ironic isn't it, we crave that security and constant continuity and yet we live in a world where what is constant is always in chaos and change.... how does that saying go?? something about we make plans and life just laughs at us... but one thing we do have and that is a brain and we can figure out how to deal with everything changing in our lives.... never easily though.....

this is a short, concise demand for stability poem that I enjoyed reading and empathize with so if you do find some security, please let me know so I can look as well.... ;0)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

If I find it I'll drop you a line, don't hold your breath though :))
Hope you are well.
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We are all that boy Gee, caught between being a proper grown up and someone who downs tools, sits on the ground and shouts its not fair.
When the comfort blanket is taken away, we feel as lost as that child, in this crazy grown up world that makes no sense.
I dread to think what a shrink would make of my doodles in the margins.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Hi Lorry, cheers.
Yep, we all need mothering :)

I know exactly what you are driving at... nicely penned friend..

Neville

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Neville
Good morning Gee. I have yet to meet anyone who welcomes change with open arms. I think most if us are wary of it. Unwelcome change will always see us in fight mode. Scribbles and doodles I understand because my notebooks are full of them along with my unfinished lines. That's my inner child playing. She doesn:t care about ink blots, only teacher did that. Hope all is good with you and yours. Have a good Bank Holiday.

Chrus

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Hi Chris, all good thanks. Been working in the garden now gonna have a snooze under a sun brolly.read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Enjoy :).......................
Hey, Gee! :)
This isn't simple rhyming verse. That self pity is like a n****e. Don't dig your teeth in. Release slowly and breathe deep breaths. Haha

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Hi Matt, good to see you, hope you are well. Thanks for having a read, I'm just off for another suck.. read more

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