False Shelter

aslargeasalone

Getting back into the flow of writing, mostly with wordplay and poems. I'm a creative soul, from childhood to middle age, and my joy is to produce new things the world has never seen before. I'm an educator from the USA working as a college professor of lit and music. I'm learning to love myself little by little.


A hermit crab's a humble, helpless creature

That borrows others' armor as it grows

It's fragile, having no protective feature,

And makes an easy victim, as it knows.

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And worse than that, this poor, vulnerable chap

At times, in moments desperate and scary,

Will rashly pick a shelter that's a trap;

Fall victim to abusers, all unwary

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The crab, relieved, relaxes all defenses;

Adores its seeming haven; places trust

In its confinement and its false pretenses,

Its lies and accusations so unjust,

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The crab's convinced that it should be detested.

It dares not flee--and slowly, it's digested.

~~~~~

October 2, 2016

For Marley, God bless him


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