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  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    Shells

    by David Knape
    Shells are hard
    and crusty domes
    we use to hide
    the hurt that comes

    All our secrets
    and our sins
    are held in shells
    we hide within

    With loneliness
    like lowly snails
    we drag along
    our weighted shells

    And when we want
    to quickly hide
    we tuck our heads
    and pride inside

    Only we
    can know or tell
    what goes on
    inside our shell

    Yet we only grow
    when we decide
    to leave our shell
    and look outside.

    © d.knape

    December 14, 2012
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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