To be shy isn’t a bad thing. Shyness is the shell that protects the pearl. Where’s the benefit giving away everything u are to just any and everybody? But, If there’s truth to be told, or sincere advice to be given, don’t hold back. What u have to give was given to u just for that reason. Showing off though? Feigning intelligence for other people’s praise, or u teasing lonely people with ur beauty or ur build because it elevates ur ego. It shows only that ur shell has no pearl… but only a cavity of hollowness.

Published by Pack Redfeather

I am a walking contradiction of traditions some say. An African American and Native American Muslim poet with a personal life history as violently turbulent as a Storm. A visionary from the bottom of life’s social barrel striving to share the hope found in the light of faith through sometimes dark but real poetry. I’m a former member of the Bloods street gang, former serial bank robber, and both federal/state prison convict. I live on my mother’s tribal reservation of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe in Minnesota.

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