I'm the thing

Last Update: August 19, 2016

I'm the thing that lurks at night,

I live beneath your bed.

I get into your dreams,

I invade your head.

I'm that little whisper,

That single shred of doubt.

Just when you think you'll make it,

I make you go without.

I am the thing you focus on,

The thing you'd like to kill.

I try your every effort,

To make you do my will.

I've stopped many in their tracks,

In races they should win.

I'm the thing that holds you back,

When you think you should begin.

Just that tiny shred of doubt,

That hides within your mind.

I am you, but deadly,

I'll crush the hope you find.

Do not seek for better,

You will always hear me say.

Better is for winners,

Today is not your day.

So in the middle of writers block I decided to shift my focus. Poetry has always been my saving grace. Poetry is where I turn when the world much darker than I remember. I hope you all enjoy.

What's your thing?


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JewelCarol Premium
Beautiful poem, I love it, thanks Jennifer. :)
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Lbath5 Premium
Great poetry! I walk. It clears my head.
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BrianFord Premium
Thank's for your thoughts!! Jennifer
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MKearns Premium
Mainline writing, but Rick and Vera are introducing me to poetry as well!
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JDunyon Premium
That's great.:)
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Ultimateless Premium
Beautifully written Jennifer!
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you so much!
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cosmicradio Premium
Very nice poem, Jennifer. A book of those would be well received! :)
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you! I've got a book of them and am working another :)
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cosmicradio Premium
Awesome! You're a good poet. The words go together nicely. :)
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Nanowave Premium
Good Poem, but a little too close to home for my life. As this is an actual person that I am forced to deal with and have been forced to deal with my entire life. I can't escape that person, and I'll have to live with them till the end of my days.
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JDunyon Premium
I sadly understand that too well
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Nanowave Premium
You can send me a personal message if you want to talk about it, but yes it really does suck doesn't it?
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MNorton Premium
Hi Jennifer,
This is amazing!! I love it!! It looks like this is your passion in life. Keep on writing these amazing poems, they're wonderful!! Have a great weekend.

Mary
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you so much
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chuka Premium
This is amazing Jen. Is this part of your book? Fantastic creative spirit. Keep it coming and well done.
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JDunyon Premium
This poem isn't in the book. The book is made of writings I've never posted anywhere else. I wanted to give people that read it something completely unique and new from me
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paulgoodwin Premium
Nice one and my thing is to help
Others in every which way but loose!
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JDunyon Premium
You are awesome
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MPollock Premium
Love it, keep changing things just like a website.
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JDunyon Premium
Infinitely changing is the way to remain happy
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bigrog44 Premium
Good poem Jennifer. My thing is to retire when I'm in my 40s.
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JDunyon Premium
Thanks Rog.hugs
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bigrog44 Premium
You're welcome Jennifer.
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JudeP Premium
Wow Jen, that is really powerful. My thing is to spend time with my family and friends, remembering why I started all this in the first place! :)
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JDunyon Premium
Spending time with family is always such a fun way to recenter
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Loubelle Premium
Hi J that's great .you are talented. My thing is meditation
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JDunyon Premium
I love meditation too. I'm not the best at keeping myself still
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janmar Premium
Very cool. I love poetry, but have no skills for writing it.
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you so much.
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stevecox Premium
My "thing" just became reading your poetry.............MORE PLEASE

Thanks, Jen !

Have a great Friday and Weekend !

Steve
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you Steve so much!! Great big hugs
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stevecox Premium
Great Big Hugs back at ya my friend!

I REALLY enjoyed this post of your poetry. Wow did most all of it hit him. In fact it was so vivid, I am going to look under my bed right now..........SERIOUSLY !

Steve
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JDunyon Premium
Giggles.
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stevecox Premium
xoxo

Have a great day Jen !
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JDunyon Premium
Xoxo you too darling
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stevecox Premium
:- ) You made my day !
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