“Shy Girl” and “The Waterfall”: Original Poetry

Shy Girl

The shy girl smiles.

She ponders and does muse

why when it comes to love

she always seems to lose.


The shy girl hopes,

but hopes seem so threadbare;

in a tapestry of love

she finds it quite unfair.


The shy girl wishes

that things would change.

She is shy of heart and action,

and she is forlorn for a love exchange.


English: Waterfall near Lepena, Slovenia Slove...

English: Waterfall near Lepena, Slovenia Slovenščina: Slap, Lepena, Slovenija (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Waterfall







flow down

the rocky



seeking freedom.

Seeking peace.

Seeking release

from the chains that bind her.


She would cry

if she wasn’t

already water.


and flowing

amidst the

beat of the sun

on her body

and the chirping

of the birds

comforting her with their tender song

in the sweet mountain air

that completely envelops her.


the water

are her

many tears

as they flow


and with abandon.


Tired of trying.

Tired of bondage.

Tired of who she needs to be.

Tired of the expectations.


She just longs to be free.


Unrestrained by people’s expectations

of who she needs to be.

She wants to just be herself.

A waterfall flowing,

but now with a new calm strength

that is soothed by the warmth

of unconditional acceptance

from the One who watches over her

and loves her

even when she cannot always accept herself

or love herself.


Poet’s noteThis poem explores the internal conflict of the poet amidst expectations in the spheres of her family, work, faith, society, and even herself. 


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