An oversized world

you were too small
when the world tried you on for size
it grew your skeleton from tragedies
too quickly, hardening your spine
and traumatizing you with heavy folds
of life upon your glossy shoulders

the world was too big
for you to wear, no-one to realise
it clung to you, and pierced your milky skin
with fears and this idea, you must fit in
or fight to survive, these weighty burdens
of this adult-sized version of life

for you, let me shrink this world

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73 thoughts on “An oversized world

  1. I love the analogy of ill-fitting clothes. I was sorting out my kids’ clothes yesterday and this beautiful verse so resonated with thoughts going through my mind!Fit in or live with the tag of a misfit! Love this, Rachel. ❤️❤️

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  2. Wonderful, R. Truly

    Really liked this one soooo much. Like a tender talk to a friend or lover while they rest on your shoulder for comfort and love when everything just feels too grown up and overwhelming.

    Lovely and heartfelt honey. So touching 💜💜

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    1. Aww Fiery, you’re melting my heart. This is exactly what I had in mind, a head rested on my shoulder or in my lap, my hands stroking hair, and trying to take all the cares of the world away.

      Thank you, it’s so lovely to read your poetry and your comments again 💖💖

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  3. You have to survive in this world,
    Make your own personality,
    This world is too big,
    And you are too small,
    Struggling for your reverence,
    And fighting over them.
    Amazing piece of poetry Rachael. I really loved this. It was one of my favourite post from you. Your piece of work is an inspiration for me and for others. Well done, and keep writing like this and being smile to our faces. 😊😊

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  4. I read this and think about how life deals us all different cards in life. None of us will play them the same way, but those cards we are dealt forever change us in a major way. Sometimes the world can be cruel and we’re forced to fight back, or cower, but it’s nice to know that someone out there understands why we became the way we are and is willing to help us heal from the damage the world has inflicted upon us. This is just a beautiful poem, Rachel. Very heartfelt. ♥️

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    1. Your response to this is so beautiful, and I completely agree. The world can be so unfair, and can irrevocably shape us. I wish there was a way of protecting ourselves and others. People need understanding and love. Thank you so much dear B, I appreciate your thoughts so much ❤️❤️

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  5. A minor…this is sweet and so tender…wanting so much to help the little one feel safe…Makes me think of my grandmother. 😊 And yet—wanting to shrink the world? hmmm…allow me to show you just how tough is your little spine…and just how awesome is this great big world.

    Scary yes, we need plenty of courage indeed little one—how about we go out to the park and look for courage and perhaps a popsicle?

    Sending you tons of sunshine today, dear sweet beautiful Rachel. 💫🌞💓


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