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This Isn't What It Seems

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icebox
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in the shadows


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There is an edge to darkness I find endearing,
I can walk along any spiritual lane
or thought path,
as well as most real thoroughfares
without fearing others' terrors lurking
in the shadows of the rain;
I hold beliefs justified only to me,
on my own awareness,
without regard for the quirky whims of popular correctness
or political popularity;
often  I am considered rude
or crude,
or even lewd
by the momentary  terms of accepted social firmament;
just as
no thought exists in Athapaskan to form a word
for wheel,
I have no feeling for the use of
"should "
applied to life.
I try not to impose on those
who hold to their very own rose colored view,
and I've grown comfortable
having found so few who share beliefs I hold,
but I wonder sometimes
if in some future life
I will regress
to seeking validation from others.

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Aenimal
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the ass-end of space


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I will regress
to seeking validation from others.

can't see it happening
passing shadows
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displaced


2 posted 07-02-2004 12:53 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

you? never! nope.
Martie
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icebox

"I hold beliefs justified only to me,"


We all should!  
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4 posted 07-02-2004 01:26 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am right behind Martie with that thought, as being true to yourself should be foremost in a person's mind.  Your poetry actually makes me slow down, think, and absorb (slowing me down is not an easy task!"  Excellent write.
iliana
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5 posted 07-02-2004 06:34 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

"I try not to impose on those
who hold to their very own rose colored view,
and I've grown comfortable
having found so few who share beliefs I hold,
but I wonder sometimes
if in some future life
I will regress
to seeking validation from others."

Then why am I posting here?  I guess because this isn't what it seems.

"just as
no thought exists in Athapaskan to form a word
for wheel,
I have no feeling for the use of
"should ""

Very much enjoyed the analogy here -- but don't believe that either, sorry.  Very much enjoyed reading you again, my friend.  And perhaps, my comments are not what they seem, either.  
Magnus
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6 posted 07-02-2004 08:16 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Such truth in your reflection.  A very
thought provoking write,  one taking the
mind to pondering...  you have the touch.
James_A_Fraser
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Out Making Anticlines


7 posted 07-02-2004 10:10 PM       View Profile for James_A_Fraser   Email James_A_Fraser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for James_A_Fraser

Alienation is actually fun when we get right down to it, eh? It frees us in so many ways!



~~J

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8 posted 08-15-2004 12:40 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

nodding...all of this and more. Sometimes I think so hard I make quirky silent faces only to catch people staring and then I have a good hearty laugh out loud too.

(What the hell? I wuz already crazy in their eyes anyhoo...)


 
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