Don’t Wear Your Iglasses


I am scared

I am busy

I am nobody

I don’t matter

I will fail

I am not good enough…

Don’t wear your Iglasses

and make endless excuses

why you’re not honoring the gifts

that you have been blessed.

Please try at least, don’t resist

or better yet, use contactSense.

For Thursday Poets Rally Week 39.

For my fears and for failing to vote for The Celebrate Poet of Spring in 2011!

I failed and still I am blessed to be one of the winners! How amazing is that?

Thank God for the holy pen that won me a cool penguin!

Thank God for the cool and wonderful poets who voted for me!

Here they are to guide you to their poems that gave me a smile!


Dragon’s Dream

Scent of My Heart

David (1MereMortal)



Pat Cegan



Becca Givens



Jamie Dedes

Life: Between the lines

Rhyme Me a Smile

Thank you so much and congratulations to everyone!

Click, check, and smile!


111 Responses to “Don’t Wear Your Iglasses”

  1. Jaan Pehchaan Says:

    Inspired by iMac, iPhone, iPod and iPads?

    I am courageous
    I am free
    I am somebody
    I matter
    I will succeed
    I am good enough…
    Wear these Iglasses
    and make endless successes
    honoring the gifts
    that you have been blessed with
    Please do, don’t just try
    I can I can I can!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Love love love it! You rock in those Iglasses!

      Inspired by the discomfort of my own eyeglasses especially in running and playing badminton; especially when I beg off for that reason! I think I’m the only one who can’t put on my own contact lens.
      Here’s to seeing more beauty each day! 🙂

  2. Oh, I needed to hear that! I’m known for making excuses for my laziness and tendency to procrastinate! 😉

    And the term “contactsense” is inspired!

  3. I needed to hear this…so much truth! Great job!

  4. frayedges Says:

    Awesome! This should be pasted on every bathroom mirror.

  5. Julie Laing Says:

    I had to laugh over your entry–such a fun play on words. I’d lose the different font for I, though; Your piece is strong enough that I don’t think it’s necessary.

  6. Silvertongue Says:

    Masterful use of language and a powerful message make for a good read. We may actually see things clearer without our Iglasses on.

  7. Reggie Says:

    bended…a very classy write indeed…very well done.

  8. that is sound advice.. i needed it badly.

  9. dragonkatet Says:

    I loved the play on words in this and the deeper meaning behind it! Thanks for the reminder! 😀

  10. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Self defeat, it’s one of the greatest of our enemies – fantastic write and congrats on definitely merited honour!

  11. dhitzunako Says:

    Iglasses. Contactsense.
    Well said.
    Another playful creation with deep meaning.
    Witty. 🙂

  12. Dishilicious Says:

    nicely said 😀

  13. soooo true! and i’m so glad to have found this :).

  14. Gaurang Rao Says:

    CONGRATS! and good one

  15. a very humorous and witty poem Bendedspoon 🙂 loved it.

  16. NcMerci Says:

    What I get out of this is “you need to look beyond yourself and appreciate what is around you”. Good writing 😀

  17. Full of cleverness and wisdom, and a unique approach.

  18. rmpWritings Says:

    “I” quite relate…though I think it depends on the tint if the Iglasses…I hear rose colored is the way to go, though mine are a murky blue…I think orange is probably the way to go. Enjoyed you poem!

  19. thoughtsnotlost Says:

    Just say no to iGlasses! Loved it!

  20. awwwwwwwwwww that was so sweet, gracious and just drippy syrup of you 🙂
    Congrats and much deserved…I enjoy reading you…btw, was it you who said you would be starting a March challenge, please let me know and send me the link…

    happy rally! smooches


  21. Andy Says:

    Ah, the endless ‘I’. I am going to notice whenever I use it now (and that’s twice already). Thank you for a lovely contribution.

  22. Another great poem and another great meaning. Well done bendedspoon. Also congratulations on the award.
    The Lonely Recluse.

  23. Ashley Says:

    What an encouraging piece! Now I shall use the Iglasses less often. 🙂

    Oh, and congrats on the Celebrate Poet Award.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Same here with the Iglasses! My deep thanks to all the great wonderful poets for the award! My kiddos are happy to see a penguin in here!

  24. Rashmi Says:

    Congratulations….well deserved….
    love this poem…

  25. fiveloaf Says:

    contact sense is nice bended and congrats on your award.. my wk 39 is here..

  26. Chimnese Says:

    you wnet deep, and i love the topic..wonderful and congrats on ur award..

    here is mine:

  27. NotATameLion Says:

    I found some reassurance in this poem. Thanks for sharing it.

  28. Cograts on winning, and I really enjoyed this poem, especially the last line, “or better yet, use contact sense.” Brilliant! Writing is the best therapy!

  29. Sam Says:

    Very witty…I love it.

  30. Julian Javier the Cyber Mushroom Says:

    I agree with this poem! people should use and share their gift and not keep it in the deep recesses of their minds only. like me, i have a talent for poetry so i use it and share it everywhere. nice poetry.

    in our tongue:
    – “kung gusto may paraan, kung ayaw maraming dahilan.”
    in english:
    – “if you are willing there’s a way, if you are not willing there’s a bunch of excuses.”

    • bendedspoon Says:

      That’s great that you share your talent!

      Ako naman walang talento pero ginagawa ko lang ang makakaya ko. Nagdalawang isip nga ako na pagbigyan ang imbitasyon kasi ang gagaling nyo lahat pero bahala na…kaya ko namang tumakbo pagkatapos ipasok ang tula-tulaan ko!

      Tongue switch: I am amazed how these great poets welcome the new comers and try to appreciate the works of each one; no matter how simple mine is compared to theirs.
      Blessings to everyone! 🙂

  31. afirmin Says:

    You succeeded in more ways than you will ever know with every soul you have touched through your generosity and words.

    Congratulations 🙂

    Take care Alan.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Alan, knowing all of you is a blessing and the greatest is when the hearts connect! And I am truly grateful for those who connect with mine!
      I can feel it! 🙂

  32. Debbie Says:

    Now I know why I wear contacts. 🙂 Those I glasses don’t work so well.
    So happy for you and a big thank you for helping us to everyone’s poems! So like you . . .wonderful!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Now I know why I am having a hard time putting on contacts — got to fit it in now no matter what! Deb, you’ll smile from one poem to another — truly wonderful poets! I know another wonderful poet and her name is Deb!

  33. AzFree Says:

    This is so clever! Totally my favorite kind of humor — punny playing with words. A well deserved award for sure!

  34. danroberson Says:

    Very clever poem. I enjoyed the switch to contacts.

  35. Pat Cegan Says:

    Like your “I” poem very much. How did you make the blue letters? Congratulations on a well deserved award. Your posts always give me much pleasure! hugs, pat

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you so much Pat for appreciating, for the vote and the hugs too!

      The blue letters, I highlight it then select the color by clicking the arrow beside the letter A (tools above the space where you enter your new post). Let me know if you have a problem. Thanks and blessings to you!

  36. jmjbookblog Says:

    Congratulations, ‘spoon’, on being a winner of The Celebrate Poet in Spring 2011! You so deserve it! 🙂

  37. blackglassmoon Says:

    love your light humor in honesty.

  38. Kim Nelson Says:

    Love the last bit…just get on with it. Do your best with what you’ve got. No excuses!

  39. Olivia Says:

    That is so humbling indeed!
    Thank you for this honorary mention.. Loads of wishes n hugs for you Dear Friend.. 🙂

    Love xoxox

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you so much Olivia for the vote! Thank you so much for the wishes and hugs! Thank you so much for calling me Dear Friend and for the love too! That’s a load of blessings…back to you!

  40. Yes, we should honour our gifts instead of making excuses… 🙂

    Just like you, I fail to cast my votes yet I am blessed to receive from others.. I was touched and somewhat melted my resentment over certain issues I am struggling with right now..

    I am glad I made you to be the 2nd on my list today for this week’s Rally.. You reminded me of God’s gifts…

    Here, my friend, here is mine…


  41. Gwenyth Says:

    I am guilty of wearing these glasses continually. I will try to take them off. Thanks for the poem.

  42. magher1 Says:

    clever one and such a nice massage along… 🙂

  43. lunawitch15 Says:

    It made me smile.
    We all need that dont we?
    Thank you! It was great!

  44. Jingle Says:

    well deserved award, love your presence.

    you rock.

  45. Becca Givens Says:

    Well done!! Congrats ~becca~

  46. Scent of my heart Says:

    Congratulations, very well deserved for your talent. It was a pleasure to vote for you! And you are good enough to do many things. Thanks also for all your support … Be blessed! Keep writing!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Superpoet Blaga thank you so much for the vote and for inviting me to join Jingle Poetry! Glad to meet the wonderful poets whom I thought would eat me alive with the little I can share! I’m truly grateful for the blessings of everyone!

  47. Cheryl Says:

    After my little blurb on pessimism this poem hits me right in the heart. Thank you, my friend. It is truly well-written.

  48. Lots of wisdom here. Thank you so much! 🙂

  49. Congratulations, my dear. Very well done and certainly well deserved.

    I love this poem. Very clever. Poem on …

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