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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.


 


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“Perils Of Self-Appraisal”


 

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Reviewed by jude forese 3/2/2005
gems & maps ... great imagery and conceptual introspective evaluation ...
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/2/2005
: ) Excellent write.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 3/2/2005
"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 3/2/2005
I keep asking myself, "who are you, what do you want now?"
Fine poetry......
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/2/2005
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 3/2/2005
Great poetry here George!!

Keep them goming my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/2/2005
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 3/2/2005
OH wow! This is awesome George, truly outstanding poetry!Your metaphors always floor me!;-)

love
eileen
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 3/2/2005
"... 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 3/2/2005
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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