From Writing Notebook 2021.
Naturally It’s a Disaster
it scares me more than drowning
the idea of getting my hair wet
but it was that or be left behind
and I hate that worst of all
the thought of other people
having a good time
it motivates me like nothing else
over the rail
5 thoughts on “Naturally It’s a Disaster”
Made me laugh!
I think you capture the illogical nature of some fears effectively in this poem while also communicating the very real emotions that those fears provoke.
And how powerful the need to fit in with the crowd can be, too, I am amazed sometimes what people will do not to be left out. I’m kind of poking fun here but I also think it can make people miserable, this feeling of pressure to stay in touch or involved.
I remember feeling that peer pressure from others but I was always so much my own person that I never caved to it. In fact, I would often do the opposite of whatever the popular or conformist thing was. I see it more with my own kids now, however, the push and pull of the peer pressure against their non-conformity.
Peer pressure at its finest!!
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