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My Thoughts Written Without Secrecy

Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  


Why I Wrote This Poem

Sometimes it is hard to write an explanatory introduction paragraph/paragraphs with my poems here. I find that my poems are very simplistic. I do not dally when I start to write. A thought will show up in my head, I will think about that thought for a little while, and when I am ready to express it, I will create my poem. It is an easy process for me--one that does not take me a lot of time to expand on. I like my process. I know others who write poetry. They really take the time to construe it to a tee--perfectly laid out for a reader's pleasure. In other words, they struggle for their art. They bleed to get the perfect flow and the correct form to their stanzas. I respect that. I respect that a great deal.

My daughter is a genius storyteller and poet. She is brilliant! I find it funny just how much she pours into her writing because she will not let me share it with anyone. It is like I have asked a forbidden question when I ask to share them. She makes me feel like she has invited me, alone, into her private diary, so how could I be so bold as to ask her to share with the world (giggles)?

This thought of privacy gave me my idea for my poem today. Being super introverted and shy most of my life, written words and thoughts have helped me through the turmoil that comes with being such a person. No, no one should feel outcasted, but let's face it, the introverts usually are. For me, my poems are a welcome to my world invite that helps me communicate just who I am, what I think, and how I feel. I hope you enjoy my open diary.

My Open Diary: March 26, 2021

Secrets written down.

Lock and Key Hidden.

I could never accomplish.

Written not spoken. I could do.

Yet, to hide my thoughts seemed

to torture my lonely.

Lonely of views of the

sea and longing.

Lonely of my dreams, I kept

as my sustenance for tomorrow.

To be me was best when I could

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write my articles off for good.

Then share them with you in

hopes of a different view...

of how you may see in me

the vision of my mystery...

of how you may get to know me

with percipient appreciation.

Maybe I have been lax in sharing

my words.

Woe is me! Woe is me!


This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Missy Smith


Missy Smith (author) from Florida on March 30, 2021:

Hi, MizB. No worries. I haven't been on HP much either. Thank you for reading my poem. I appreciate your feedback. :)

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on March 30, 2021:

Missy, what a beautiful way with words you have. I'm not a poetic person, but I admire those who can express themselves so beautifully. I haven't been visiting HP much lately, but your lovely poem makes me glad I found the time to visit today.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 27, 2021:

Aww Missy, what a touching reply. I don't know what to say other than I also feel you are a dear friend here and I will always read whatever you publish here and give you my feedback. I am so happy to hear that you value it.

Thank you for letting me know that you have been reading my work too, that means a lot. you should be able to comment on others works soon as they say the ability to comment should be restored by the end of June. xo

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on March 27, 2021:

John, I just commented to Bill how I feel that you and he are my forever mates here. I appreciate you and all the lovely people who comment more than you know. However, your and Bill's comments mean the most to me.

Since I cannot for the life of me figure out how to comment on your page. I wanted to let you know that I read "Poems from the Porch 58," and the one that you talk about how you have written 500 articles here on Hubpages. Wow!

First, I loved your poems from the porch. Your poetry is always so easy to follow and fun to read. ;) And you know I respect the writers who can commit to that process. My daughter is so precise as well. I loved the English lesson. Brilliant structure!

500 articles! Now that is a milestone to be proud of here. I love incorporating the natural world in how we perceive things in our lives, so I loved your stanzas.

"Just as nature welcomes spring to awaken and renew, you must embrace tomorrow, it's your new beginning."

That is so true. That's how I like to think about tomorrow.

Your poem has so many thoughtful things to think about as you say prayers at night and rise to a new day. Very Inspiring! xo

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on March 27, 2021:

Your comment is much appreciated, MG. Thanks!

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on March 27, 2021:

Thanks for reading this poem, Misbah. Blessings!

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on March 27, 2021:

Thank you so much, Amani. Peace and Love.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on March 27, 2021:

Hey, Bill. Thanks for saying that. I actually feel a deeper connection with a few of you here on Hubpages than others. You have always felt like one of my forever friends here. Along with Jodah.

I wanted to leave a comment or two on your page as well. Still, since I am not here on HubPages much anymore, I have found myself super lost on how to leave feedback on articles. I do know that if you find a recent story on the notifications page, you can leave a comment there, but if you have specific people you like to comment on, you can't just go to that page and leave a comment.

Therefore, I will tell you here how much I liked your article "The 500,000." You brilliantly put that number into perspective for those who may hear it but just go about their business. We need to all grasp the reality of that number because they were people--human beings.

The fact is, for some, if this pandemic hasn't reached their doorstep, they seem to ignore the impact it has had on so many families. So far, my family has been lucky; however, I still feel the sting. I have cried more times than I can count when I think about all the families who have suffered through the losses. But, I am an empath and feel deeply. I try to remember that not everyone has the ability to do so. I find that sad, though. That is why articles like yours will help some get a clear understanding of this pandemic and the lives it has claimed.

Furthermore, your section named "The People Behind the Names," is absolutely heartbreaking. It hits hard when you read it.

Also, I like that you incorporated the stupid way Floridians are acting right now. Actually, a lot of them have been acting this way through the whole pandemic. I hate being a Floridian sometimes. It is just embarrassing!

Thanks again for commenting here, and I hope when I get to come back here, I will have figured out how to post comments on your page.

Missy Smith (author) from Florida on March 27, 2021:

Thanks for reading my poem, Brenda. :)

MG Singh emge from Singapore on March 26, 2021:

This is a nice poem from the innermost recess of your heart. Great to read it.

Misbah Sheikh from "a Serene Land" (This Existence Is an Illusion) on March 26, 2021:

Missy, when I was a kid, I used to write on diary daily and after reading it to myself I used to tear that page. I did it daily in my childhood days. It’s not bad to be a shy person, it takes time to gain confidence and to speak up for what is in our heart. I like your beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing

Wish you best of luck


John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 26, 2021:

Missy, you are like many writers an introvert. I wrote a lot of poetry like this, that I just jotted down with no real thought of structure or rhyme etc. also being an introvert, it went for years unread. Eventually, I get around to rereading most of it, and if I think it has a message or is worth it, I may rework it a little and publish it here. I no longer have a fear of what others think of my writing.

I like your poem, and always like your artwork too. Well done.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on March 26, 2021:

This is great... I kinda feel like this all the time...

Great poem

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 26, 2021:

Welcome to my your our world...welcome to the mind of an introvert, may we all find solace in our words.


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 26, 2021:

A very good poem.

Some of us hide behind our words with hope inside our hearts...wanting to be seen.

There are times I write from whatever sparks inside my mind...then I also write where I try to get it right.

I honestly feel my best work comes from those instant ones.

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