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Bubblewrapping Numbness

When tragedy strikes,
what happens to you?

Do you roll yourself up in
bubble wrap,
box yourself in
and pray that no one finds you?

or do you b-R-e-A-K
into a million pieces
and let others pick you up?

Reality feels like cork,
I push, will it to go and
stay                                      T
      d                                 O 
           w                 d
            N             l
but it      W

...I play zigzags
with it in the water,
and it still Refuses to

I am Numb.
And I try so hard to remind myself

This isn't about me,
not at all.

The regrets are still there,
the could'ves of life

You try to make sense of the tragedy
and still feel like floating up there
with the truth

Because even if the truth is dense and heavy,
it can defy gravity,
much like my tears


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  1. Date: 4/30/2013 1:36:00 PM
    You are so unique....I shall call you.........Unikko. I really like this one. And yes, part two is posted...I was hesitant to post part one...sounds a little...well, I don't know, but it's funny looking back on it...

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 1:03:00 PM
    Awesome write very creative

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 9:55:00 AM
    love this clever piece , nikko - sorry, i forgot all about earth hour last night. i'll make sure i remember next year - please remind me

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 10:58:00 PM!! Ni kk-umming! Definitely: you're a talented Lady! This poem is a gem, Nikko! And it goes to my favs! Excellent! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 6:26:00 AM
    ps..i know u are a souper douper busy gal but you must come up with a dino name and write a silly limerick for PD;s is way toooo much fun reading these entries. Love, Allo-gweno-saurus. ha ha

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 6:25:00 AM
    I shall send u a bouquet of tulips for this fantabulous write...the format is inviting and the emotive words sear deep into the heart. Yes, the truth needs to always float to the top! Impressive stuff, chickie! (if u soup mail me your address, I will send u my paperback book...not a big deal at all...Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 7:33:00 AM
    Wow!! You know if I could I would share this on FB but I know how you are about your privacy and being in the limelight especially with you not having control over it. With that being said this is an absolute gem Missy. I love how you could convert your sadness into something so powerful and I hope that will all the questions still remaining to be answered you will remember Zach with his smile in tow. *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 12:17:00 AM
    Hi Nikko This poem relays the other side of you dear! But it is so heartfelt and it penetrates deeper aspect of emotions. I have these sad episodes at times and I zzzzz and snore with my warm blanket! Balita ko mainit na diyan, dito ay malamig pa rin. I miss back home. Iiyak na ako!! Love Dalila

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 6:54:00 PM
    Your an amazing lady, poet who has a beautiful heart. This is outstanding poetry on every level that can be reached. This box can't hold the amount of compliments that I can give you. And you brought life to perspective after this crazy week on soup. I wrote a blog on what you have given me , which is a maturity check. Hope all shall follow your heart as do I. Luv and hugs for years michael

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 12:30:00 PM
    Still like this one..Sara

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 4:13:00 AM
    When tragedy strikes i usually break to pieces,then after sometime i pick myself up,knowing life goes on,and that there are people suffering much more than a little tragedy in my life everynow and then...When it is somebody elses tragedy i feel hopeless with nothing to do except be a good listener,a friend and I pray.. Very deep poem ,one to go to my favs.. touching the core :)

  1. Date: 3/10/2012 4:03:00 PM
    love this nikko, there is so much to ponder after reading this wonderful poem. harry

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 3:06:00 PM
    I had to read it again, now knowing what inspired it. I enjoyed reading it again, and the last two lines were more effective for me this time! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 3:04:00 PM
    Great work..Like the way that you presented your idea..Creative work..Sara

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 10:54:00 AM
    awwwww who's making my little monkey sad...I'll get um! awwww you write me I will try to cheer you are one special person YOU have to know that??? GREAT creative write here! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 9:30:00 AM
    Nikko.....too much to say in a simple comment, but you are a poet who stirs me from deep within myself... not only for your genius style, but for the heart of your words. So much unsaid, (I can read between the lines,) but when one knows you, we know when a heart is breaking. Hugs.......

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 8:29:00 AM
    nikko, this poem is a great visual presentation to boot. I have always enjoyed playing around with the visual aspect of writing, even though a lot of people think it is unnecessary. Sad lines here. I tend to bubblewrap myself too much, which can be somewot unhealthy. I am also learning not to cork it all inside, but I really have to keep myself together, because people are breaking all the time, so sometimes I almost don't have a choice but to wrap myself up until another day.

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 5:26:00 AM
    This is brilliant Nikko luv..Im a bubble wrapped zigzag that breaks but wont stay down.. Big big hugys n luvs xxx

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 12:04:00 AM
    I love the way you wrote this, Nikko! A great poem with honest feelings. Everyone can relate. I'm a bubble wrapper, myself, protecting on the outside and holding the pain inside. It's not the healthiest way to cope...thanks for your comments on my Wildflowers poem and for pointing out my typo. No, I do not mind. I appreciate it. Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 12:01:00 AM
    Nikko, wow, you posted a brand new one tonight in your usual brilliant style. Love how you do the shape thing there to SHOW it "would not!!" It was nice to see you were here just as I was finally going off. It's midnight. I think an hour will have to do me today. LUv ya, Andrea