Only Those in the Same Boat

I sent this poem in response to you wishing me a smoother time. However, it is not possible to achieve them, but I can admit my limitations and it can be helpful when I do not strive for more than I can reasonably do.

Only Those in the Same Boat

Thank you for your answer and for your advice.
However, the balance is out of my reach.
Such is the life of a manic-depressed person.
Maybe the medications I eat cause insomnia,
Just perhaps low levels of melatonin.
The best thing to do is to admit own limitations
and find that sometimes even my own
Tongue is too heavy to move.

With using foreign languages I wanted to find
More readers to my particular thoughts
But only those who are in the same boat
Understand my rhymes
And they are not many.
People like me are
Ashamed and do
Their best
To be like
But I’m
© Yelling Rosa
21/10 –19

I have reached the point where I must admit that using all the languages I have used on this blog is too heavy for me. I am on my best when I am using Finnish, and those people who are on the same radio waves find me even when I use my language.

I leave this blog here because of UR- links and continued on my Website and my Finnish blog with Google Translator. I have been thinking of skipping the like buttons, but I don’t how else I can know who has visited my places. It is impossible for me to contra like all the people at least if there are so many likes in the future as it has been here on Yelling Rosa Weblog.


About Yelling Rosa

I am retired. In my spare time I read, write, play the guitar and hike. I have published three verse books in Finnish and recorded my songs. You can listen to them on YouTube. I have translated some of my poems on Yelling Rosa's Weblog. I also like to watch movies. Olen kiinnostunut lukemisesta, kirjoittamisesta, kitaransoitosta ja luonnossa vaeltamisesta. Olen julkaissut kolme runokirjaa ja laulujani on äänitteillä. Voit lukea runojani Yelling Rosan kotisivuilta ja kuunnella laulujani YouTubessa. Olen elokuvafriikki.
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59 Responses to Only Those in the Same Boat

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I have such admiration for your courage and honesty.

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  2. Anhora says:

    Thank you for giving us impulses here in your blog. I understand you want to feel comfortable and safe with your own language, it is essential. Finnish is a beautiful language, the sound of it anyway. Stay with the beautiful things in life. I wish you all the best.

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  3. What matters most is to feel comfortable whatever you do. Stay safe. All the best.

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  4. Thanks You for the time and words and rhymes that You gave us! For me You feel as somewhat of an exotic bird. 🙂 Or a tree. Or a flower. And I hear magic drums. 🙂

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  5. Wishing you well in your next adventure sad to see you go.

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  6. Retka Zverka says:

    Y. R, you are courageous and you should not worry about being different. The beauty is in that. Similis simili gaudet. So, yes, people ought to be in similar shoes and order to understand the others. Everyone suffers for or from something.

    I wish you peace and harmony in your soul and appreciate very much everything you’ve done so far. I hope the future time will bring you many inspiration in expressing your thoughts. Be what you are and stay well. 🙂

    P. S. I follow up your blog in Finnish.

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  7. mlrover says:

    Poetry is a challenge in one’s native tongue. Composing a poem in a language that is not one’s own is an impressive achievement. I say bravissima!

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  8. Last night my husband and I watched a series on Amazon Prime called “Modern Love.” Episode 3 starred Anne Hathaway and was about a woman who was bipolar. It really gave us a feel of what life is like for someone with this disorder, and how difficult yet important it is to let people know your struggles. I know, however, that unless we are “in the same boat” we will never fully understand what you go through. But I can pray for you, and I will.
    God bless you for being so open.

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  9. smilecalm says:

    smiling to your talent
    in the language of heart!
    i’ve let go of likes, myself.
    may blogging and other life chores
    bring you joy 🙂

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  10. Wishing you all the best.

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  11. Renee Espriu says:

    I love that you are so forthcoming in what you write. This poem personifies that. I will follow you on your Finnish Blog and use the translation so I do not lose track of you. Be well.

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  12. sherazade says:

    La diversità Rende stimolante la conoscenza Io ho molto apprezzato le tue poesie i tuoi canti finlandesi Insomma il tuo blog e continuerò a farlo seppure malamente con Google Translator 😘

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely poetry in so many different languages, your beautiful artwork and songs, and your deep insights. Sending my best wishes.

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for your nice words.
      Perhaps one day you enter my new camp and listen to language in which only 5 million people speak. My new home has funrnitured with Google Translator.
      Take care 🙂

      PS We Karelians are also native people, but our territory doesn’t even belong to us anymore. We were evacuated (Forced to leave our homes) from Karelia in 1944. I am born here in Finland. Karelia is a part of Russia at the moment. Perhaps this shows whatever I do.

      The basic Finns, who moved during centuries westward from Karelian before us, have underrate our destiny by saying that we are Finns like them.

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  14. I would like to add warm wishes for your future! 🌸

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  15. PPawlo says:

    Oh, I regret your plans, but I can understand you!
    Thanks for all your wise and poetic texts!
    All the very best to you!
    It was very nice meeting you here!
    Cheers! Petra🐞🐞🐞

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  16. Dalo 2013 says:

    Wishing you the best Y-R, your writing, music, and wit of your posts have been fantastic. With your quote above “I can admit my limitations and it can be helpful when I do not strive for more than I can reasonably do” I am always impressed by how you exceed what most anyone could do 🙂 Cheers to a great autumn ahead.

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  17. Thank you, Yelling. Best wishes! 🙂

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  18. It has been my pleasure to follow and like your blog. May you find peace with your life wherever you paths takes you. We may not always understand what someone is going through, but we can at least try. You are a brave soul!

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  19. Best wishes! I am now following your Finnish blog! It’s easy with the translator 🙂

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  20. You know best what will work for you. All the best with your decision and projects for the future.

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  21. I I wish you all the best

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  22. newwhitebear says:

    I read you and find that your words are wonderful.

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  23. When you think with your heart ,you have a special sensitivity. Not many people can boast about it.


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