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Perils Of Self-Appraisal
by George M Jackson
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
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Had a little chat with myself last night

But I don’t think I was listening, seldom

Ever do, so here I sit today, writing out

What I chose to ignore, or just couldn’t

Hear, the perils of self-appraisal becoming

Evident as the words take shape on this page.


Amusing really, this habit of dwelling on flaws,

Like a half-crazed diamond merchant who

Sits in a cramped little room when the days

Work is done, hunched over some fractured

Gem by candlelight, muttering disapproval

But surrounded by a wealth of precious stones.


Human nature or just my own, perhaps a little

Bit of both, I walk that line between the two,

Seldom ever looking at where it leads, only

Where its been, stumbling along in a futile

Kind of way, unmindful of where I am right

Now, reading maps to places I’ve already seen.




“Perils Of Self-Appraisal”


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Reviewed by jude forese
gems & maps ... great imagery and conceptual introspective evaluation ...
Reviewed by D May (Reader)
: ) Excellent write.
Reviewed by Dave Harm
"We shall never forget our past, BUT... we shall never dwell on it either." We use our past, as history, not to recreate the same mistakes. But we don't stay there, it will destroy... great write...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I keep asking myself, "who are you, what do you want now?"
Fine poetry......
Reviewed by Sue Hess
but you write of it so well, how bad can it be. I have a tendency to agonize over mistakes made long ago if i let myself, so i don't
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Great poetry here George!!

Keep them goming my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
excellent lines! well done, george!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :) (feeling better emotionally and physically today; just thought i'd let you know. i still miss my twin sister; i wish she was home NOW!!!)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
OH wow! This is awesome George, truly outstanding poetry!Your metaphors always floor me!;-)

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
"... reading maps to places I've already seen.." well said, George. Love the feel of this write; it resonates with such clarity!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I think we all have these 'little chats with ourselves,' George - and I also think that we all stumble along life's path, ever trying and hoping to discover just the right road.
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