Turning My Back

This world is too cruel for me.

Sometimes I want it to leave me alone.

Sometimes I like to pretend

That I matter enough

That if I ignore this cruelty

And turn my back to it

Cruelty will give up

And go away.


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27 thoughts on “Turning My Back

  1. I’ll always be nice…


  2. Anonymous says:

    You definitely matter enough! And you are not alone in this. Love the artwork! I wish everyone really knew how perfectly your shadow people capture you and everyone you depict ♡


  3. reocochran says:

    Colleen, sadly it is like fire and flaming tempers are part of our recent history. My barn on fire echoes your thoughts in a positive way. . . hugs xo


  4. If only… ❤ ❤ ❤
    Love the drawing, too.


  5. If only it were that easy…


  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes, so true.


  7. You do matter enough! Some parts of the world (some peoples) aren’t smart enough to see it. One can always hope. ❤


  8. taylormitch says:

    Very thought provoking. What would happen if people started to turn their backs on the mean and ugly of our society and started to focus solely on the love and compassion?


  9. Debra says:

    Oh, if only, Colleen! It seems to me that I can ignore the sad reality of cruelty for a while and almost forget…and then the minute I tune in it’s overwhelmingly real!


  10. Love this drawing! A feeling that we all face


  11. goldenbrodie says:

    You have so much “matter more”…hold onto that & know that I get it, too. Your pic says it all. Golden peace.


  12. So many unfortunate ways this world operates…


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