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by Steve Patterson

Sunday, March 17, 2002

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as the old sayin' go'
" To Thine Own Self Be True ".
but, for me, i sometimes don't know.
that's not an easy thing to do.

when is it Self-ness?
when is it Selfish-ness?
one or the other?
either or the same?
in any case,
does it make Me any less?

in Self-ness am i Me?
is that the way it Be?
that Way is hard for me to See.

in Selfish-ness is it only " I " ?
or is that the only way for me to get by?
i have to be true , i cannot lie.

I want what I want.
I need what I need.
isn't it Society that plants that seed?
or is it just Me?

maybe the two are the Same.
for in Self-ness I find Selfish-ness.
isn't that what I want, what I need?
maybe that's the Name of Greed.

Copyright ©2002 steve patterson

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Reviewed by Robin Labenberg 3/19/2002
Good job making me think..good question too..
Reviewed by Heidi Macomber 3/17/2002
Steve, loved it!! So true, so true. I couldn't help one thought as I came to the last line. I kept wanting to read...maybe that's the name of GREED.
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