Guest Ramblings: The Real Me

Hey Everyone!

I got another poem but this time it was sent anonymously. I am so moved by the positivity of #poemup and I hope it continues. I asked permission and he/ she agreed to me to post this for everyones reading pleasure. It’s quite a sad poem but I think a lot of people can identify to it.

Whoever you are I hope you get to write more. And I would be more than happy to post them here in the blog.

Love Lots,

Joan Gillen


THE REAL ME by Anonymous

Why do I feel this way?

What’s wrong with me?

Insecure and inadequate

Why can’t you see?

I put on my mask

A happy smile is what I wear

I wonder silently

Does anyone care?

The life of the party

As I flirt, flutter and flee

Behind the fake smile

Do you see the real me?

Guest Ramblings: The One

Hi Everyone,

Hayley has sent me her very first writing and I asked her permission if I can post it and she said yes. She is such an inspiration cause she has been so enthusiastic about the whole #poemup initiative. Thank you so much Hayley we all hope you continue to write and share with us your work.

Love Lots,

Joan Gillen


THE ONE by Hayley (@SummerPanties)

Furtive glances

From under long lashes

Knowing smile

Are you the one?

Drawn to you

Like a moth to flame

Do you feel the same?

Are you the one?

Distance closing

Heart, pulse now pounding

Electricity spiking

Are you the one?

Skin now touching

Rhythmic movement

Tastes sensation

Two become one

Forever holding

Time not moving

Insides glowing

You are the one