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Finger Pointing at Mirrors

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Christina Myers
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0 posted 08-01-99 11:19 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

There is no truth
in my hiding
no noble serenity in my avoidance
I stray away from the problem
simply because it's easier
simply because I'm afraid
of rocking this boat
that we find ourselves floating on-
two people keeping time
and balance
over something they can't control.

I don't want to lose you.
So I keep the feelings -the heart of me
inside- safely wrapped in friendship.
Pretending your ambiguous state doesn't hurt me-
Ignoring that I'm dying each time we touch.

And I know what I should do-
there is no misconception there
but finally
down to that- my weakness is complete
and my strength is lost in the fog you create in my head-
I am useless in the shadow of your grace.

So I understand that I am at the end of the pointing finger-
I am the person to blame.

What can I do but love you?

What can I do with me?


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"And with the courage that the lonely or
the foolish keep- I set the clock, turn out the light and do not dream and do not sleep."
June Jordan
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CSwtThng
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1 posted 08-01-99 11:21 PM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

Very well written. Love is a crazy thing.
Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
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2 posted 08-02-99 01:27 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Girl I know where you are coming from when
you say you stray away from the problem or
rocking the boat.
Christina Myers
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3 posted 08-02-99 08:24 AM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

yes, it seems the only place I can be honest is inside the poetry....


-C
doreen peri
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4 posted 08-02-99 11:21 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Christina-- This poem has some excellent lines in it. I especially like, "that we find ourselves floating on--two people keeping time and balance over something they can't control".... and "my strength is lost in the fog you create in my head". You've certainly captured the feelings associated with a love that's unstable. Nice work.
Christina Myers
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5 posted 08-02-99 08:02 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

thank you Doreen... that really means a lot.

-C
 
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