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Pixie Wales
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since 2010-07-29
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0 posted 2010-11-06 09:46 PM

My life in the spoken word -
A number of contradictions that I've heard:
"Live for yourself" but "consider one and all"
"As long as you're happy, have a ball"
"Remember your responsibility to family and friends"
"You know you're better at making amends"
"Don't let anyone dictate your life"  
"Listen to your Mother, you know she's right!"
"Only remember the good" but "Don't forget the bad"
"Remember to smile, even when sad"
"Tell only the truth and stay away from lies"
"Go on dear, it's only a little white lie!"
"Those who take drugs are inherently bad"
"Take this pill, if you're really that sad"
I watch and listen, I learn and look
The topics I've covered in magazine and book!
But confusion reigns free, above one and all
Watch out below!  Think I'm going to fall!
The spinning won't stop, at all, in my head
Regardless of whether, or not, I'm in bed.
Confusion is now inbedded deep
Don't think I'll ever get any sleep!
So many thoughts to take into consideration!
What is the real key to finding elation?
Those who don't listen and just do as they please,
Seem to float through life, with the greatest of ease!
But this I can't do, I just can't take that leap,
Seeing the disappointment, cuts me too deep.
So I'll keep listening and aiming to please
And I'll keep trying, until I find peace.

© Copyright 2010 Nia Lloyd - All Rights Reserved
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since 2003-10-26
Posts 1105
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1 posted 2010-11-07 08:19 AM

Once upon a time, I tried to please everyone too. I lost myself within that game, and to this day I'm still working on finding myself. There isn't a single person who can please everyone - because everyone wants something different. Enjoyed this.


"To decieve ones self, is truly a grueling battle. One which we're destined to lose."

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since 2010-11-17
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2 posted 2010-11-17 04:43 PM

I never really thought about all of those saying that way. That was creative and well done!
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since 2010-11-22
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Chicago Il
3 posted 2010-11-26 06:21 PM

Poem enjoyed. "To thyne own self be true" takes time to learn though.
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4 posted 2010-11-27 11:47 AM

Woah. I appreciate you sharing this because it really hit home. The last 7-8 lines... wow. Good luck with things <3
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5 posted 2010-12-30 06:54 AM

Yes. What they said. Really gets to the heart, this piece. Wonderful.


since 2010-12-31
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new york
6 posted 2011-01-01 01:08 AM

really well written..touched my heart
Pixie Wales
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since 2010-07-29
Posts 21
7 posted 2011-01-10 03:26 PM

Many thanks to everyone who took the time to read this poem and post such positive comments.

Still only able to check in on this site when good friends allow me to use their internet, so do hope no one thinks I've been rude in not replying sooner. (Would you believe the local council class this site as a "dating site"!?  So you cannot log in via local library facilities!!!

Your comments mean the world to me, thanks again

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