The Wall

The Wall

A Poem by Wendy Sue

Wallflower, introvert
hiding in the limelight,
masterfully cloaked in
outgoing optimism.
I wander through the crowd,
eye contact, smiles,
conversations with ease.
Interested, interesting
authentic, heartfelt
and true.
This is the side that draws it in,
the side I like.
This is where I want to stay,
make deep connections
I hear others speak of.
Exchange of numbers, plans
of outings.
For the time, I am relieved,
excited, hopeful.
Then I retreat.

© 2017 Wendy Sue


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There was a glimmer of confidence a longing to want to break free of the mould the writer seems to be living in their current life before retreating back to where they are comfortable.

This resonated with me for a few different personal reasons.

Well done

Posted 3 Years Ago


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The walls need those flowers, otherwise they'd be bare.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Taz
This poem was truely amazing in the secse that I read it and not once did my mind have to stutter over the words you have written here, good job.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Wendy Sue

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Taz😊
Taz

3 Years Ago

You Are Welcome :)
I can easily relate to all you state. I believe some of us int rovers are like chameleons; we can adapt to many people and situations yet feel more comfortable by ourselves. I enjoy your perspectives through your poetry.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Wendy Sue

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Michael. It is comforting to share this and then have it validated by others. It h.. read more
Michael G. Smith

3 Years Ago

Amazing how we're all so unique but it's our similarities which make us kin.
Very nice writing. Like the others, I found it quite familiar, being like that myself. (socially challenged, introvert) I've always wanted to be at ease in a crowd, easily talking and making friends, but that chair in the corner usually pulls me to it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Wendy Sue

3 Years Ago

Thank you Samuel. I tend to be the social butterfly in a crowd but am always intrigued and drawn to .. read more
'For the time, I am relieved,
excited, hopeful.
Then I retreat'

I feel like this a lot, like when you've got plans and it gets to the day of said plan but you then don't want to do it.

It spoke to me in that way. Thank you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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"Then I retreat " I particularly like how this sounds, makes me remember those times I just want to live alone, enveloped by nature.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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There was a glimmer of confidence a longing to want to break free of the mould the writer seems to be living in their current life before retreating back to where they are comfortable.

This resonated with me for a few different personal reasons.

Well done

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on March 9, 2017
Last Updated on March 9, 2017
Tags: #introvert, #socialanxiety, #lonely, #outgoing, #wallflower

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Wendy Sue
Wendy Sue

San Diego, CA



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