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Kicking and Screaming
by Kathy Armijo
Sunday, June 27, 2010
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Kicking and Screaming



I came into this world

Kicking and screaming

Apparently, I didn’t like closed quarters

Sooo even as a newborn, I was quite ‘outspoken’ and bold


I still harbor a fear

Of tight places

To me, the air is frightfully thin

It causes panic and brings many a tear


Fighting for that which is just and right

Kicking and screaming

I believe that my voice needs to be heard

I won’t give up without a fight


A recent trial in my life

Brought to the foreground

An incredible strength of internal fortitude

I may be old, but I won’t give into this strife


I have tried to reconcile

This hatefulness

And, bend my heart to forgive them

Still, all the while


I have this ill will – it permeates my very core

My only hope is that

I hope these people never suffer such an indignity

But, I will continue the fight until I settle the score


I came into this world

Kicking and screaming

AND, I won’t give up this fight

Even if I shrivel up and my toes are curled


© Copyright, Kathy Armijo 06-11-2010


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Reviewed by Sandi Schraut
Strong words from what I bet is a very strong woman. Never give in to fear it eats up your fortitude. Great words Sandi
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
I just love a fighter, it shows moxie and tenacity...Keep on fighting for what you believe in.. That is what you are suppose to be doing...

Much peace, love, and light,
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I hope in the writing of this it will help dimimish the anger for although we often get mad and want revenge or satisfaction the sad fact is good people learn to forgive and forget and yea even often reach out to help those who do us wrong.
Reviewed by Donna Chandler
You put your aggravation and frustration into words that bring those feelings to the reader.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Powerful lungs and resolve are often very necessary for fighting the good and just fight of our lives, Kathy. We need to find them if we have too long been the "strong, silent type" sometimes! But, as others have said, we need also to preserve our own health and well-being at the same time as letting rip. You have put this into poetic context very well and your thoughts are laid out and progressed with great decorum. May your voice continue to be heard, understood - and heeded! Well done! xx
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
Ha ha! I know the feeling. It sets in for me whenever somebody treats another human unfairand it's quite ambiguous to say the least. Well written. Take care.
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
Tusha...Andy. Great write Kathy.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Very heartfelt poem, Good girl Kathy! Don't lay silent. But do remember, in the end it will all be washed away by the great sea.
Reviewed by larry linville
I think you give a great definition of "meekness" in these words. To be meek doesn't mean ignoring injustice.
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Remind me not to get you angry with me, Kathy. Great write.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
...and then, they will be cheeky and ask for your car keys...(LOL)


Reviewed by George Carroll
We can pray for them and love them but we don't have to like them. Keep up the good fight.

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Kathy powerful writing, you have a fighting spirit, and I believe you are using it for the good, we all struggle with our enemies, keep writing, and venting, and keep using the fight he gave you for his glory
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Most powerful and natural feelings.

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery
today is a gift
thats why its called, The Present.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Powerful writing, Kathy.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
powerful-your strength and fortitude are evident as well as your will to do right!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Great attitude of strength, Kathy. Gotta love it. Love and best wishes to you,

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