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TheTreacheries of Self

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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One would think
in the general realm of reactions
a body would react
a certain way
similar to most others.
One would not expect
to suddenly crumple
after receiving long awaited
good news.
One would expect
the lightheartedness
of a dream come true,
not the weeping
of sadness and grief.
Something about
the nature of one’s beast
is to try to be strong.
Strong as long and as hard
as is called for,
and then some.
Beyond the lack of common sense
is to hold to one’s two cents
until all is well.
One holds on with fingers
frozen in a grip
long since numb.
Once the crisis is over,
one falls to pieces
of inert impotence.
  
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JerryPat2
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1 posted 07-21-2017 08:01 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Sounds like you held it inside you for so long, and when you received the good news you just fell part.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 07-21-2017 11:23 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yep, pretty much. I really should have expected it. At least I recognized it and didn't freak out about it. ~L
Poet In Pink
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I can imagine the pure sweet relief to hear the outcome finally came gushing forth after all the time...Again I am so very happy for yuns   Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Thanks Pinking! ~L
 
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