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Childhood Stories

An accidental poem

By Ruth StewartPublished 4 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
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Childhood Stories
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Stories that we tell ourselves

come from childhood,

often not based on fact.

Hidden, so difficult to find and then shine a light on.

Our brain protecting us from things we fear-

Rejection and failure.

I had some notes written for a story I was writing on Medium, and when I read them back to myself, they seemed just like a poem. This is the result.

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About the Creator

Ruth Stewart

I'm a grandmother of four amazing grandchildren and a mum of three fabulous children. I write poetry mainly, also prose and the odd story. I live in Scotland, UK. For a secret link to watch me read my favourite poems click right here!

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • The Invisible Writer4 months ago

    You write really good notes! Excellent poem Ruth bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Great accidental poem. Sometimes it happens and this is a lovely example. So truthful too!

  • Grz Colm4 months ago

    Very true! Good one! ๐Ÿ˜Šโœจ

  • Poems are just ideas put into words. Love this

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Lovely!!! Loving it!!!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–

  • Real Poetic4 months ago

    What an accidental gem this poem is ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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