Shine the Feeling ~ an Assessment of Self – Author Nolan P. Holloway, Jr.


Can some really know me?

Spent time digging around inside myself to see what I would find

Pieces of me that I loved and grew to love

Darkness that awakened me to the light

So certain of what I wanted

What am I ready to give?

Been told I am too harsh when observing what is seen

Hard like stone and cold as a wintry blast

Many things to contemplate

Change has given and taken parts of me

What do I have left?

I feel I know how to love

But when slighted-become cruel and hurtful

Casting forth words that twist and cut deep

But can utter “sorry” when wrong

That is the paradox of me

Ready to be the man-but to what degree?

Some were turned off and wanted to control

They really didn’t know what they wanted

But controlled will not be me

Opposites take their places on the board

Confident yet insecure

Hard but broken down to uncontrollable sobbing

Is that being dominated?

Was firm but pushed to submission to keep the peace

Praying there is someone to embrace and acknowledge



© Nolan P. Holloway Jr.

Life Between the Words

Excerpt from the book “Life Between The Words”

Nolan H

About the Author

Nolan has been writing poetry for about six years now and it was something very unexpected. The first wave resulting in over 100 scribes which he shared with online groups, family and friends.  He has also attended spoken word events to recite his work in front of a live audience. Nolan is an accomplished writer who is truly enjoying his written journey.

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