that's okay

that's okay

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


pieces of home float by my psyche
on a day when even the cotton candy clouds
are not sweet enough for me
i reach beyond the fringe
looking for....not sure what....waldo perhaps?
maybe for the poem that will explain it all
finally i realize
the neutrons and atoms of unfinished dreams 
are the invisible threads that sew me together 
just like popeye - i yam who i yam
and really, that's okay

© 2020 Lydia Shutter


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I love this! I find that your attitude is a great inspiration for others who have not yet developed the life habit of being who they are (without apology) in their writing, plagued by self-doubts, etc. In my trajectory, when I tried to write in a way that would be widely acceptable, I wasn't interesting to anyone. Then I realized I'm too weird to have a mass appeal, so I just started having fun without thinking about whatever the response, if any. More people are interested in my writing when I am just my uninhibited self. This is true in the broader sense of life, as well, which is the message your spirited poem gets across with spunk (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Yea, I have been accused of being "spunky" before! LOL I can not be anyone but the person I am...a.. read more



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"i yam who i yam/and really, that's okay"
One day I wish to be able to say this line and believe it, too.
Your poem, with its authentic voice, gives me hope that it is actually possible.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

I did not feel this way till I reached "a certain age"....I am sure you will too. I appreciate your.. read more
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” So, we always stop by thinking what we lack in our life and the conclusion that we sum up after self introspection is unfinished dreams. You greatly loaded the broad spectrum of an aimless person mindset. Glad to read this.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Weeks Ago

Interesting take on the poem. Thanks, Vari. Lydi*
Vari

3 Weeks Ago

Pleasure to stop by reading this.
And Dear O'Lydia it looks so damn good on you!!!!!!!!! Short and sweet and true a poets heart is you

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much, Robert. Stay well. LydI**
A wonderful poem shared dear Lydia. I liked how you uses Popeye's words. We are, what we are. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, John. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome dear Lydia.
Seems you're already there, Lydi and more than comfortable, as should be. Failing that fly to the moon and see what the aliens think! Seriously and more plausible mayhaps is taking notice of self and curing what needs or accept it as an idiosyncrasy. Walk in ones own shoes and whisper, 'I do my best. Sooo what you gonna do about it!' Then, smile and shimmy.. x

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Not sure what happened here but - no matter.
Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

How strange....I thanked you and now the thank you is gone! I mentioned Frank Sinatra singing, "Fly.. read more
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Things in here completely throw me at times, which, bearing in mind technology is a no.no for me, t.. read more
This reminds me of a quote by Toni Morrison about a time when life becomes enough. I really like the depth of poetry to this prose like subject that came together in a wonderful mix. Tyfs

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Quite the honor to be compared to Morrison. Thank you so much, Cyprian. Lydi**
More than okay Lydi, doubleplusgood, as Orwell might have said.
The neurons and atoms of unfinished dreams, being threaded together into a comforter quilt that would tell a far better story than any biography ever could.
Mine is more like a 10,000 piece jigsaw, with no picture on the box, just a row of??? 's and some slightly chewed pieces, where the dog quickly deemed it to be not food and spat under the bed. But at least I've found the corners, so only 9996 pieces to go 😀

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Smiling here. Lorry, I can just picture a jigsaw with no picture on the box! Well, if you have the.. read more
The speaker here seems to be seeking some sort of closure, answers for something that is not specified. There is a sense of a yearning for completeness. In the end, the speaker realizes there are some things that will not be explained, and is content with that. "I yam who I yam."

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Indeed, John...you always understand. Thank you so much for the review. Lydi**
I am happy that you are you Lydi**. You seem to be comfortable in your own shoes. I'm sure we get that type of confidence as we grow in years. We all have off days, we all have days where we aren't firing on all four cylinders. That's normal. No one is perfect. That's where you took me with your lines. Have a great day.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

That is so true, Chris. As we get older we realize what we think of ourselves is more important tha.. read more
It is Ok when Cotton Candy clouds have been blurred by the events of the day... with pieces of your home floating in your psyche. Your poetry has bits of Einstein’s theory and the strength of Popeye. tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much, Pat. I always appreciate your thoughts. Lydi**

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