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Stripped Down

Updated on October 6, 2017
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Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts sometimes spill onto the pages in the form of poetry.


Stripped down to nothingness

I am empty now

Void of any sense of purpose

With hands tied above my head

I am naked and exposed

Feeling ashamed and humiliated

Here for you to pick apart

You'll find nothing now of worth

I gave that all away

With trust and eagerness

Only to end up here

So go on, throw your stones at me

Beat me until I am bloodied and bruised

But what is it you have really proved?

© 2017 shanmarie


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      shanmarie 8 days ago

      That's a terrible feeling, Larry. Sorry to hear that.

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      Larry Rankin 8 days ago from Oklahoma

      That's how I end up feeling most the time. Nothing left to give.

      Wonderful poem.

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      shanmarie 9 days ago

      Thank you. Glad people seem to like the video since it wasn't what I really had in mind.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 9 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most creative and very expressive. Your poetic words certainly speak the truth. Great choice of video.

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      shanmarie 11 days ago

      Thanks, MzB. I appreciate that.

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      MizBejabbers 11 days ago

      You really are a good poet Shanmarie. I think this expresses despair quite descriptively.

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      shanmarie 11 days ago

      Interesting thing to be reminded of, Eric. I think I see why it reminded you of it. Thanks.

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      shanmarie 11 days ago

      Thanks, Jackie. It wasn't quite what I was looking for when I searched for a song, but it works, I suppose.

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      Eric Dierker 11 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very cool. This reminds me of that great line from Janis Joplin: Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

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      Jackie Lynnley 11 days ago from The Beautiful South

      Great poem and love that song I have not heard in years!

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      shanmarie 11 days ago

      LOL. Thanks, Clive.

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      shanmarie 11 days ago

      Gee, thanks Bill. What a compliment, especially coming from you! I feel like my writing is at its best when I write that way and channel emotions into something hopefully much bigger than myself.

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      Bill Holland 11 days ago from Olympia, WA

      Raw....honest.....gritty....painful....I think they all apply, and that means brilliant writing.

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      Clive Williams 11 days ago from Nibiru

      Mmmmm....Don't worry, I will get you clothes again.