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Ultimately Responsible
by Sherry Gail Heim
Friday, January 21, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Does anyone else hate the editor feature as much as I do? It just never seems to work right.

Ultimately Responsible


Iíve been beaten and bruised

Raped and abused

In the years that Iíve walked on this earth

But never have I given up when I cry

Or let go of my own known self-worth


Iíve been wrongfully named

Also rightly ashamed

Of some things I have done in my life

But I canít turn back time or make right with rhyme

The ways I have caused others strife


Iíve let my spirit soar free

 Not lived life just for me 

For I can grow or stagnate and die

My lessons Iíll learn or wither and burn

In my journey to merge with the sky


My lifeís never been boring

Iíve known love and adoring

Iíve known hatred, fear and shame

Through the good and the bad, the happy and sad

Iíve known pride and Iíve taken the blame


When I leave this fine land

And naked I stand

Explaining my life and my worth

Iím responsible for the ultimate score

For the time I have spent on this earth

Sherry Gail Heim

January 21, 2005

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2005


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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 1/22/2005
you said it good!
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 1/22/2005
kindred thoughts sis.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/22/2005
True, the responsibility for OUR lives lies solely on US! Excellent point...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/22/2005
I think you'll rank pretty high on the standing, thank you for sharing so ;much of yourself with us.

Reviewed by jude forese 1/22/2005
a wise and well written proclomation of totality and self-determination ...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/21/2005
I can only blame myself for it all..
Thanks for sharing...
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/21/2005
Yes speak it!!!
preach it!!!
for that is the truth
excellent write
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/21/2005
Truth Spoken Par Excellence Sherry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/21/2005

A very positive, show of determination write.

The first two lines, just slapped me in the face, it always makes my blood pressure rocket.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/21/2005
There is much wisdom in your verses, Sherry. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 1/21/2005
All so true. Very good message and inspiring, many others of this world need to learn this.
Love Tracey
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/21/2005
You belt that one "out there" with your usual punch! Well done.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/21/2005
Your words ring truer than true. When we stand before our final judegement, there will be no other there to stand with us, beside us, or for us, we will ultimately stand alone before our God, and it will be there, where we are faced with how we chose to live our lives.
Wonderful message you propose...

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/21/2005
Very true. Great write.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/21/2005
We are all responsible for ourselves, no one is. Wonderful write, Sherry!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Dave Harm 1/21/2005
Wonderful title, beautiful poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/21/2005
Splendid write Sherry! You have such a keen perception,
and write with such clarity,it's of benefit to all who
read! wonderful sentiments, all should heed.
Thanks for sharing my friend,you are special!

Love, Eileen
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/21/2005
Excellent write. The title speaks volumes.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/21/2005

Empowering, beautiful, strongly written piece--you're a survivor!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/21/2005
well said
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/21/2005
hang in there, sherry; you are in my prayers also!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(

thanks for your review; much appreciated!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/21/2005
Well now you have said a mouthful and yes you are right we are responsible for ourselves.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/21/2005
you're sweet wine Sherry, you got tude, sometimes tude is all we need to make it. Strong tude! do da day! G

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