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I Speak the Truth

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Auguste
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By the sea


0 posted 09-25-2002 04:00 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste


Encased within a globe of bone,
I dwell,
my thoughts seeking clarity.

Were drifting left,
but I am right.
Political correctness
is the key,
though not the one
that fits for me.

My values, virtues,
scoffed at.  
Im getting old.
Yes, I've been told.

The coming years will bury me,
in ashes
cast upon sand and sea.
Only then will you be able to walk on me.
I cannot compromise the man I am.
Youre a lamb like all the rest.
Go join them!

I walk upright
and never a lie leaves my lips.
I seek safe harbor in the truth.

I treat all life with respect,
from unborn children,
to a simple blade of grass.
I always will,
but still,
you mock the essence of my being,
for you do not understand
selflessness.
Your empathy is that of dollar bills
to a ringing Santa Claus.

Each year peels back
a little more of who I am
and the peelings hurt,
but I am glad at what I see,
for I am finally finding me.

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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I like this poem. It is going into my library

Cold hands means a warm heart

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2 posted 09-25-2002 04:05 PM       View Profile for Krishankins   Email Krishankins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krishankins

I like the last stanza. Sometimes we must endure pain to find out who we really are. Nice write!!

Hey dog, did you see the size of that chicken!?

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3 posted 09-25-2002 04:24 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"Each year peels back
a little more of who I am
and the peelings hurt,
but I am glad at what I see,
for I am finally finding me."
---------------------------------------------
And this is how we grow and learn..
To find and know our true selves,
has to be one of the most difficult
and painful tasks in life.
But, the most rewarding.
So extremely well penned Michael..
~Hugs~
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4 posted 09-25-2002 04:26 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Excellent, and so true.

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"

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5 posted 09-25-2002 04:49 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

The best treasure that we can ever find Michael is ourselves.  Wonderful write.

If I have touched one heart through my words, then I have acheived my dream...

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6 posted 09-25-2002 09:37 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

"Each year peels back
a little more of who I am
and the peelings hurt,
but I am glad at what I see,
for I am finally finding me."




(smiles) Sir Walter Scott is known for saying, "To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.". It takes time to fully understand our natures and it is a lifetime commitment, an ambition, to peel these onion layers away and uncover the gist of everything within! (big hugggsssss) This is fabulous, sweet friend, you are a wonderful friend to us all, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shineupon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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7 posted 09-26-2002 12:07 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael

This: "Encased within a globe of bone," is so fresh and original...can I have it?

and the possitive feeling of your last stanza:
"Each year peels back
a little more of who I am
and the peelings hurt,
but I am glad at what I see,
for I am finally finding me"

Me too, I think...each year a little more.

Hugs, my friend!


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8 posted 09-26-2002 01:14 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

"I treat all life with respect"---to me that one line sums it all up!

You also show respect for yourself and that is the starting point from which respect for all others follows.

As the layers are peeled away, the more of you we see---and the more likable you become, dear poet.

~ kudos to you, sweet Michael ~

EA

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (09-26-2002 09:59 PM).]

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9 posted 09-26-2002 02:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

It takes our whole lives to find out who we are. Well said, Michael!

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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