I wish I were a turtle with a shell in which I could hide
Each time I got discouraged I could retreat inside
For it would be my hideout and no one would see me cry

I wish were a skunk so I could spray and keep others away
Then I would never get hurt for no one would dare come my way

Or maybe I could be a silly old pig
In my problems I could wallow
And never have rules to follow

Oh to be a sparrow ,
I could fly right up to Heaven and
Whisper in God’s ear, all my hurts and worries
He would make disappear


I am not a turtle, so I can’t hide in my shell
I am not skunk so I can’t scare away others with that horrible smell
I can not be a pig for in my problems I can not wallow.
I am not a sparrow so to Heaven I can’t fly

I am just a woman that is sometimes fed up with life.
Though I get discouraged and want to hang my head,
I find I am not happy just hiding in my bed

With my voice, I can carry all my problems to God’s ear
I know the message will get through loud and clear
For I am his child and to him I can go
All I have to do is ask
So to his throne I go

I carry all my baggage filled with hurts and fears
Then He whispers,

“Child I love you

So leave all those things here
You are not an animal and you can’t hide from everything
You are something more special
You are a child of The King!
So hide your head no longer
And try not to worry
For all that you suffer, you will one day be repaid
And do not feel lonely for I am walking with you all the way.”

Margarita Peak-Clewett
April 30, 2008



Cleveland, United States

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A poem about hiding from Life


life poem

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