Sunday, June 24, 2018

It doesn't matter if it hurts a wee bit

                                                                                                 Author PhotoBobil
Image: A Great Blue Heron flying
confidently with nesting material (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
limbo rattle images pit fold 
ring safe nowhere pill shell

In a limbo appearing rather lost
May rattle faint hearts to no end
Avoid images of horror at all cost
With a view to make amends

Pit one's confidence against adversities
Not to fold meekly under mild distractions
Ring safe in one's domains quite simply
Nowhere does it say to remain silent

Swallow a bitter pill so what of it
Shell out intelligent rebuttals to show resilience
It doesn't matter if it hurts a wee bit
Life is more fun to invoke a good response

Brenda's The Sunday Whirl 357
Kerry's at Real Toad's  - to write not
more than 12 lines and to include
-  it doesn't matter
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #408


  1. Any life learning involves pain, it seems. Well said, Hank.

  2. I like your last verse best. I'm thinking hurt to be pain. But sure, more things with us than body parts can hurt. Like feelings.

  3. I guess it's a case of 'keep taking the medicine' - bitter pill or not! :-)

  4. This is beautifully eloquent, Hank!

  5. We have great blue herons where we live— it matters if you are a frog! Ha! But a wonderful premise to the poem here— pain is a byproduct of life it seems. Thanks. K .

  6. I used to live on a street named Blue Herron, and the great Blue Herron's used to sit on my porch and peek into my windows. I miss them.

  7. Luv that sharpe message of hope resonanting throughout Hank

    much love...

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    much love...

  9. Many a bitter pill we must swallow in this life.

  10. Pain is a part of life
    love hurts
    a bitter medicine to take.

  11. Sure have to suck back those bitter pills time and time again.

  12. Life is a medicine we have to take Hank, bitter pills and all. But I guess that's how we learn, and I don't mind that.
    Anna :o]

  13. Indeed it is nice when life invokes a fun response. May it always be so!