Under The Covers


  • Childhood
    • iLuvPoetryJACOB
    • Poetry will always emerge out of the shadows of depression, shining like a star in the scarcity of light.

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    Sometimes childish habits stick....

    Under The Covers

    As a child,

    I saw scary faces

    And monsters out to get me.

    But then I’d pull the blankets over head,

    Where it was safe and warm.


    Everything disappeared:

    It was just me and happy memories.

    I was no longer scared

    Because my flimsy blankets

    Were a sanctuary.


    It felt like the greatest protection in the world,

    Like it blocked out the chilling things.

    I never thought I’d see the day

    When I would no longer need the covers

    For protection.


    Turns out I was right;

    The only thing I would never reveal

    To anyone I meet,

    Not even my closest friend would know,

    That I still need my childhood shield.

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    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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