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Constance
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Harshest Critic

Unfortunate, isnít it,
to say the least,
that so much of our self-worth is merely
from reflected perception?
Our ego-beast, clearly orphaned at birth,  
either whimpers or roars
in reflexive response to the touch
it craves.
~~~~~~~~~~
The poet raves glory-green
sings the sun and bleeds blue,
he knows, he sees,
he reads the world and writes the soul.
Addict!
He needs to scribble verse,
to grasp and hurl right words
from out of darkness,
seeking light,
to wrestle truth, to purse lips,
to clench teeth,
and curse hips too narrow
to wrench out from them
new life.
Poetry is what he births
with glorious ease or
dull-knifed caesarian,
and which he christens as his own.

Still, he sees those born of others,
listens in awe to their voices,
and there, in the mirror they hold up,
is what he has always known-
That he is not so brilliant
nor his children so beautiful,
but there will be more,
each with a mirror of his own.
~~~~~~~
Is it the feral childís fault,
having never seen itself,
that it does not recognize its own reflection?


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ice
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1 posted 01-18-2006 04:39 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

Constance

This poem gave me an odd feeling...perhaps because the reflection in the mirror could be my own?

The poem is very good, in content and form...

I enjoyed reading it..

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Martie
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Constance

I like this thought filled poem!  
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3 posted 01-18-2006 09:42 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Constance~
There is SO much to this penning that speaks to me~

I will take even more time to reflect upon it~

Poignant penning, dear poetess~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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tatalinia
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4 posted 01-18-2006 10:01 AM       View Profile for tatalinia   Email tatalinia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for tatalinia

very nice poem you have written here

I do not need shine or wealth, just a pen and some paper for my health

Startime55
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A poem that can be read over and over while seeing ones own reflection....Wonderful writing...**big hugs**
Constance
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6 posted 01-18-2006 02:20 PM       View Profile for Constance   Email Constance   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Constance

Thank you all so much for your positive responses to this poem.  I nearly didn't post it, as I felt it was too personally my feeling about the insecurities and self doubts regarding my work.  It seems I am not alone in this. Now I'm happy to have posted it----

thanks again,
smiles and hugs to all of you!
Constance
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7 posted 12-21-2006 02:50 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice writing...James
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