I have no idea where this came from but ehh here it is. I know I haven't been updating recently, but it's been crazy here with the holidays coming and all. my family is so dysfunctional it's not even funny.
anyway, how did i do with this? good? bad? let me know! i love your feedback.
EDIT: I've found that so many of you guys relate to this poem! Us artsy types are usually shy, I suppose. You are all lovely people; I can't thank you enough for your support.
Also, a few people were confused on the meaning of this poem, so I'll include my explanation for it here as well:
The woman in this poem is meant to be viewed as quiet, timid, and demure on the outside. It isn't to say that this woman isn't strong; I tried to keep her personality out of the poem because I wanted to focus on how shyness appears from an outside perspective. I also don't mean to imply that shy women in general are weak, because that's just not true. This particular shy girl comes across as weak. That's all. The thing about men, though, is something I've heard said by many different people in my life. Hearing them say that is kind of what inspired me to write this, as a matter of fact!
The first stanza is meant to describe how being shy makes the girl seem weak. The second describes how she's quiet, and keeps her thoughts to herself. The third represents the way she is easily lost in a crowd, and fragile-looking. The final stanza, with her drawing pictures on a shore alone, is supposed to show how she feels lonely deep down. Her splintered ribcage represents the ways she tries to distance herself from others.
If you find the guy at the end creepy, that's good. I guess I wanted to make the poem seem like an advertisement directed toward a not-so-good man as to why a shy girl would make an excellent "victim" for him. It is a little rough and I think some parts need a rewrite to make my point more clear.
Yeah...sorry for any confusion. I hope I didn't offend anyone.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I haven't had time to reply to them all, but I've read each and every one.
I appreciate all of your support.
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