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Seeing Me, Seeing Yourself, Always
by Jimmy L Holder

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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My poem is about how people treat others, and then see themselves.

                                                    Seeing Me, Seeing Yourself, Always 


Linger sweet smiles in joy, jumps

Sinless children chasing unchained puppies 

Set free around sandbox filled playgrounds... 

Long I pray leaps their dear hearts and souls

As mine and yours once did in warm sunshine...

Hope!  Boundless!  Is like a perfect picnic. ...


Seemingly alone, older in this lonely place...

No soda or potato chips...

Made to feel worthless by some,

Yet, every moment is memorable - 

Judged, bruised by Earthy people, hurt ...

No barbecue brisket or links, tragic...

Black, black, black spins twisted spirits

Dark, dark, dark comes down songs less miracles

Struggle, vulnerable days, armies that hate...

Patronized, we vanquish doubt because

Maybe, God sent me (us) here for you.


Tell me about melodies when I am by myself

And tell me about that rugged road, just ahead.

Tell me where you hide your many lies,

Tell me you won't teach our kids to hate 

And I'll tell centuries how hard it is

Dragging this too heavy cross by myself...

Tricky, formidable, punishing yells that steep hill -

Maybe, God puts me (us) in this harsh place

So you can truly see yourselves, thru me (us)...


(Copyright ShyPoet1 aka Jimmy Lee Holder April 19, 2015.)  Do not reproduce without my specific permission.


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/20/2015
Insightful poetry, beseeching us to be more kind. Gave me flashes of Martin Luther King proclaiming, "All the little children…" Or the classic folksong, Teach Your Children Well.

It's interesting to note that the Bible is filled with hate. It seems that from before history and at the time history was first written (Babylonia) there was much hatred, slavery and fighting going on over territory claimed by one side or another who had one god or another on their side, allowing hatred to be perpetuated, even honored.

I think it's time that we all grow up and realize that we are a world with great diversity in people and opinions and that we will need to pull together as one to deal with severe problems we are creating in the process of everyone trying to get rich and overcome the stigma of being "underclass."

Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 4/20/2015
Thanks Jerry. Nice to hear from you again. It has been a while since I wrote anything poetic. Felt good, like old times. SHYPOET1
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/19/2015
You did good with this one, Jimmy. I especially loved the last stanza. Yes. Yes indeed, don't teach our children to hate.

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