the one i am

the one i am

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by kim starr




take me to the ocean
let me paddle through the waves
discovering all things new and different
let me watch as the low tide
crawls towards my toes
teasing me
opening the door to my soul
and then accepting me
not for the woman i should be
but the one i truly am

© 2021 Lydia Shutter


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and the one you are, is one of my favorite people and poets Lydi.... as I read, I could feel the sand between my toes and the coolness of the waves and I remember just how "nice" your poetry is and the feelings it radiates....

did I tell you it was a "nice" poem??!!!

and I have missed reading your poetry Lydi....

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

And I have missed your "nice" comments, Curt. Thanks so much. Lydi**



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A lovely appealing poem superbly conveying the wish and feelings in a fine articulate way. Kudos!!

Plz do read and comment my newest poem too.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your review. Lydi**
and the one you are, is one of my favorite people and poets Lydi.... as I read, I could feel the sand between my toes and the coolness of the waves and I remember just how "nice" your poetry is and the feelings it radiates....

did I tell you it was a "nice" poem??!!!

and I have missed reading your poetry Lydi....

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

And I have missed your "nice" comments, Curt. Thanks so much. Lydi**
Hello, Lydia! :)
Should be and perfection are imaginary things. I enjoyed this poem like the surf when its gentle and calm. Thanks for sharing.

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thanks for your review, Matt! Lydi**
I want to go too dear Lydia. I need a year near the sea. I would lay in the water and never complain. Thank you dear friend for sharing the wonderful poetry.
Coyote

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Yes, I know you love the sea as well. Thank you so much, John. Be well. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are right dear Lydia and you are welcome.
There is something so powerful and calming about the situation ocean. Sitting on the shore allowing the water to tickle your toes and feeling comfortable with who you are and not what others want you to be.

There are lines in here that we all should listen to. Accept ourselves for who we are and not what others think we should be. I love the imagery of the ocean to get this idea across.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Yes, the ocean has a special soothing spiritual aura. Thank you so much for your review. Lydi**
Poetic Beauty

1 Month Ago

You are welcome
There is something so liberating about the vast expanse of ocean and paddling like children again in the waves. Be yourself Lydi** and be proud of who you are. Who is to say who you should be? Kim Starr artwork is wonderful. Pleased to see a post from you again. Take care.

Chris

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

You always come out of those spells with a bang, my friend.
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

You are welcome and look how encouraging J's comment is Lydi**
Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thank you both.....you are so kind!
As always you turn poetry to gentle but honest reality, Lydi. Takes a courageous woman to allow herself to be seen in an instant. But then, perhaps the tide is washing life's veneer from her. Your writing breathes heart, ' .. . let me paddle through the waves - discovering all things new and different .. '

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Emma, you see my words through rose colored glasses and I thank you for that! Lydi**
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A wonderful poem on empowerment and the finding of its belief through nature. Thank you, Lydia, for sharing your art.

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Carlos! Lydi**
I don't think there should be a "should" be...just an "is"---
Who we are is what we are...
powerfully short punch here, Lydi.
And yes, I have posted some old ones...but they seemed pertinent today...or maybe I ran out of ideas?

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Say it isn't so, Jacob! You never run out of ideas and metaphors. Your poetry is always fresh. Th.. read more

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