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As I Ever Was...

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MorningStar
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0 posted 12-17-2009 07:11 PM       View Profile for MorningStar   Email MorningStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for MorningStar


I've always wondered about those
young sophisticates who always
have the right words
  know this from that
and
    have it all together...
They say it's a gift.

Whoever "they" are
    and
Whatever "it" is

And this is I...
always talking out of turn
out of time
and
out of that place
where thoughts are as clear as bells

Caring more for the truth
than
for the appearance of it.
I've been told
I look too closely
  stand too strong
and
    want too much...
They say it's a flaw

But then -
"they" say a lot
     and at the same time...
nothing at all

No insult meant -
     or so I'm told
It's only to help me fit in.
But into what...
     I'll never know

So I wonder -
Is it that their happiness is contagious
    or
that their misery is lonely...

But until I'm sure -
    then
This is I
  as I ever was...
     Respectfully


If I don't say it...who will?

[This message has been edited by MorningStar (12-17-2009 10:17 PM).]

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Earth Angel
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1 posted 12-17-2009 10:34 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Continue to march to the beat of your own drum! Who wants to be like 'them'! You're unique and special! ~ and I like you! This poem is so refreshing, honest, and real. Honestly, I think most of us feel like the proverbial square peg in a round hole! I actually like being a bit of a square! lol

Sending BIG (((HUG))) your way!

Linda


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MorningStar
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2 posted 12-17-2009 11:31 PM       View Profile for MorningStar   Email MorningStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MorningStar

Thank you Linda!  Today was one of THOSE days.  You know - everything goes wrong, and you can't do anything right...  So, I've decided to just keep doing left!

If I don't say it...who will?

shalisadefa
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3 posted 12-23-2009 07:09 AM       View Profile for shalisadefa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shalisadefa

always hold on to your true self
everything else is 'relative'
SlowlyFallAway
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4 posted 12-23-2009 12:36 PM       View Profile for SlowlyFallAway   Email SlowlyFallAway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SlowlyFallAway

"No insult meant -
     or so I'm told
It's only to help me fit in.
But into what...
     I'll never know

So I wonder -
Is it that their happiness is contagious
    or
that their misery is lonely..."


That was amazing.
I'm struggling with that question as I read it.
2islander2
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5 posted 12-23-2009 12:39 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

very clever poem, thanks for sharing

yann
MorningStar
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6 posted 12-23-2009 07:09 PM       View Profile for MorningStar   Email MorningStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MorningStar

Shalisadefa - thank you for reading and for taking the time to comment - it means a lot.

SlowlyFallAway - thanks for your very kind words!!  I too have been turning these questions in my mind.  For so long, in fact that it had to use it.

2islander2 - Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your comments.

If I don't say it...who will?

Marchmadness
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7 posted 12-27-2009 03:35 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Ha ha! You're right, MorningStar, The Emperor has no clothes.
                               Ida
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8 posted 12-27-2009 11:52 AM       View Profile for LivingConfused   Email LivingConfused   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LivingConfused

I like it.  Reminds me (again) I am not alone.  The portion I like and remember is "Caring more for the truth than for the appearance of it".
MorningStar
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9 posted 12-30-2009 03:54 PM       View Profile for MorningStar   Email MorningStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MorningStar

Marchmadness & Living Confused - Thank you both.  I appreciate you taking time to read my ramblings ;0)

If I don't say it...who will?

viking_metal
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10 posted 12-31-2009 11:15 AM       View Profile for viking_metal   Email viking_metal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for viking_metal

Very good write, surely one of your best.

Fall in love early, fall in love often.

latearrival
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11 posted 12-31-2009 12:55 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

"And this is I...
always talking out of turn
out of time
and
out of that place
where thoughts are as clear as bells

Caring more for the truth
than
for the appearance of it.
I've been told
I look too closely
  stand too strong
and
    want too much...
They say it's a flaw"

No "Flaw" seen  here at all.  "They" are  not  listening. you are playing the game correctly. I just know you have some very good friends who understand you or  want to. If not, you have most of the PIP board on your side. Best to you, latearrival
MorningStar
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12 posted 01-03-2010 08:52 PM       View Profile for MorningStar   Email MorningStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MorningStar

Paul - Aww, gee - thanks!!

Latearrival - you're right, there are those who love me as I am and those who don't...  Either way, " I am what I am - and that's all I am".  Thank you!

If I don't say it...who will?

The Lady
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13 posted 05-12-2010 10:51 AM       View Profile for The Lady   Email The Lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for The Lady



"So I wonder -
Is it that their happiness is contagious
    or
that their misery is lonely..."

this is an amazing, clear work and I wish I had written it. it flows like water and speaks in an unconstrained voice.
MorningStar
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14 posted 05-12-2010 03:40 PM       View Profile for MorningStar   Email MorningStar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MorningStar

Thank you so much for you very kind words!  I'm very glad you enjoyed.

If I don't say it...who will?

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