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What A Shame

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Aleksandr Kadykov on Unsplash


when you're pretty

all the shit

you miss out on

Doors are open

never hopin

if the money

is all gone

Never feelin

double dealin

just to make

another buck

What to do

or where to go

when you've done

run out of luck

There's a sense

of recompense

when your past-tense

is broke as fuck

Who to call

to build the wall

to lean your

character against

Just one time

I'd like to try



God forsaken


Not sure the

method to

the madness

led me to



But here I


pride in my hand

at my


begin again

to chase the


to get unstuck


this place


found me in

For Fun

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    "I'd like to try jumping this God forsaken fence". That was my favourite line! Loved your poem!

  • Hayley Matto2 months ago

    Such a bouncy rhyme to this piece! So fun!

  • May you find yourself unstuck soon & blessedly forevermore, my friend.

  • Randy Baker2 months ago

    Great use of rhythm and language. Well done!

  • Lindsay Sfara2 months ago

    This is great! Nicely written, Kelli.

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    I love the rhythm of this poem and it's bluntness

  • Daphsam2 months ago

    Great poem!!

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Nicely done! That pic though. Lol

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