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Words Roll Off My Tongue

How easily the words roll off my tongue when decisions become too hard to make. Even then, I only admit them to myself. Sometimes I get confused, indecisive, and hesitate in moments filled with doubt. If only I had more confidence in myself I would trust my voice not to stutter, and maybe my heart wouldn't flutter when you come so near to me. Sometimes I turn and walk away instead of smiling when I feel you there. Sometimes I wonder if there could ever be a you and me.. If only I could get past being so shy Maybe, just once, I could look you in the eye instead of lowering my head and walking by. Maybe my life wouldn't seem so bleak. If only I had the courage to stop in the hall and find something to talk about. Am I weak? Sometimes, I am. If only, maybe, sometimes, and I'll add 'what if,' I admit I use them as lame excuses. my thoughts are profuse, and cluttered with the 'what ifs' I only dream about. I believe my alibis are lies, but what if I remove the mask I wear to hide the things I'd rather not see? Maybe then I'd be more content with life. If only my pounding heart remained silent long enough to rid me of this fear. Maybe I'd find the courage to be free so you could see the real me. If only... August 4, 2020 Contest by Silent One If only, maybe, sometimes

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Date: 8/11/2020 7:14:00 PM
Just read this one again, as it was featured in the sidebar of a screen I was on... Wow! It sure brings those memories of how over-the-top shy we / I / many of us were in high school... The tales I could tell... And now, looking back on it, it seems so absurd... But 'twas so, so real back then. Great piece, Jenna! Thanks, gw
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/14/2020 12:29:00 PM
Hi, Gershon. Thanks for the return read and leaving yet more kind comments. I was also shy in high school, and I do so regret it.
Date: 8/7/2020 10:14:00 PM
Your beautiful words reflect the honest emotions of so many hearts Jenna. Congratulations on your top win and for POTD. This one deserves the accolades :)
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Date: 8/9/2020 7:13:00 AM
Thanks for the kindness of your sentimental words, Aditi.
Date: 8/7/2020 6:33:00 AM
First time I've seen two in a row...Congratulations Jenna on POTD... In my time here you're making history...All the best
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/7/2020 8:35:00 AM
Arturo, I don't know how that happens, but I'm humbled by it and the many kind comments my poetry has received.. Thank you.
Date: 8/6/2020 9:25:00 PM
Congratulations On poem of the day. And congratulations in silent ones contest.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/7/2020 3:52:00 AM
Thank so very much, Eve.
Date: 8/6/2020 5:17:00 PM
Sometimes words just roll off the tongue, and then, sometimes they don't. I completely understand how that is. You penned this so well for the contest. Your writing shows your confidence. Congratulations Jenna, on your win and on receiving Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 6:32:00 PM
Those are very nice comments, Brandy. Thank you very much.
Date: 8/6/2020 3:09:00 PM
A great choice for potd....Congratulations young lady...May your pen inspire many more.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 6:31:00 PM
Thank you for your kind thoughts and recognition.
Date: 8/6/2020 1:20:00 PM
Hi Jenna, an awesome poem and so heartfelt - You have written a gem here new friend that has very deservedly been chosen to be POTD - congratulations, Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 2:54:00 PM
Thank you for so many sweet remarks, Jennifer.
Date: 8/6/2020 10:41:00 AM
Great job, Jenna Way to go! Panagiota xx
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 2:53:00 PM
Thank you so sincerely, Panagiota.
Date: 8/6/2020 10:39:00 AM
Jenna, so happy for you that this gem is acknowledged as POTD. Cherish the honor, it is well-deserved. Going in my faves ~ John
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Date: 8/6/2020 2:52:00 PM
Thank you, John. I am honored by so many awesome comments, like yours, too.
Date: 8/6/2020 9:34:00 AM
As we grow older our shyness becomes less. I can completely relate to your words Jenna. I felt this way in my youth. You have expressed your fears and lack of confidence brilliantly! Congratulations on your deserving POTD honors and your First placement! Blessings xxoo
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 2:52:00 PM
I'm delighted by your generous remarks, Connie. Thank you so much.
Date: 8/6/2020 9:12:00 AM
Hi Jenna! Congratulations on your POTD. Your words express your vulnerability and the difficult process of making decisions especially in a romantic relationship. Well done.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 2:51:00 PM
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts, Sam.
Date: 8/6/2020 8:58:00 AM
Such a relatable piece! Wonderfully done, congratulations on POTD Jenna! xomo
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 2:50:00 PM
Thanks a lot, mo. I appreciate your kind words.
Date: 8/6/2020 8:43:00 AM
I like your honesty of portraying the fear that can stop you from getting what you want. Nicely penned Jenna. Congrats on your POTD
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 2:49:00 PM
Thank you very much, Jeanne.
Date: 8/6/2020 7:40:00 AM
Congrats to you, Jenna, on POTD! Profoundly penned! Light and Joy, Gershon
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:37:00 AM
Thanks an awful lot, Gershon.
Date: 8/6/2020 7:38:00 AM
Stunning poem Jenna mam, True words blended with deep emotions.I liked each of the lines very much.My heartily Congratulations for your top win in the contest ,and also on your POTD win.:-) Keep writing.Keep inspiring.:-) Have a lovely day.With warm regards~Deepa:-)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:36:00 AM
Thank you very much for such kind regards, V. I hope your day is lovely, as well.
Date: 8/6/2020 5:40:00 AM
Wonderful, true to life poem--congrats Jenna on poem of the day and TOP win in Silent's contest.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:36:00 AM
Thank you very much for both kind comments, Vijay.
Date: 8/6/2020 4:21:00 AM
Congrats on POTD Jenna! Look at you go. You are turning into quite the rockstar on the soup. Great job!!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:34:00 AM
Thank you so much for your awesome thoughts, Mark. A rock star? hardly. It's just a brief moment on stage.
Date: 8/6/2020 4:06:00 AM
Back again with a big congrats on POTD, Jenna. You rock! HUgs.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:34:00 AM
Thanks a lot, John...Hugs back to you.
Date: 8/6/2020 2:51:00 AM
Back with congratulations Jenna on POTD, You know what it is now. Enjoy the honour. Tom
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:31:00 AM
Welcome back, and I will...thank you, Tom!
Date: 8/6/2020 2:20:00 AM
- Once again, Jenna ... congratulations on your p.o.t.d. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:30:00 AM
Thanks so much, Anne-Lise.
Date: 8/5/2020 11:55:00 PM
Warm Congratulations, Jenna. I agree with all comments. Your expression comes with rawness and honesty. 'My alibis are lies' is a line which jolts us all.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:29:00 AM
Thank you, Sigrid. I liked that line a lot as well.
Date: 8/5/2020 7:15:00 PM
I can think of beautiful words rolling off my tongue in praise.....Amazingly beautiful....Jenna congratulations on your win.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/6/2020 8:28:00 AM
Thank you for the lovely compliments, Carol.
Date: 8/5/2020 2:51:00 PM
Jenna, this speaks to all who look back with regret for timidness in not pursuing something only dreamed about. I've had my share of regrets from lacking confidence and swallowing the words I wish I could have said. So nicely written. Congratulations on top placement for your wonderful write. Cherish the honor ~ John
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/5/2020 5:10:00 PM
Your comments are very poetic and much appreciated. Thank you, John. You're right about everyone having regrets, and we mustn't dwell on them.
Date: 8/5/2020 12:16:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win and for writing a poem that you have obviously put your heart and soul into.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/5/2020 5:08:00 PM
Thank you for your insightful remarks, Gary.
Date: 8/5/2020 10:54:00 AM
- Oh, Jenna thank you for this wonderful poem and congratulations on your top first place in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Jenna Logan
Date: 8/5/2020 11:37:00 AM
Anne-Lise, I'll be thanking you for liking it enough to leave me your thoughtful words congrats.
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