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My Shadow, My Reflection, and Me
by Erin E Kelly-Moen
Monday, April 16, 2007
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Shadows Iíve welcomed,
Reflections, mirror-reflected,
Iíve abhorred. Who is what,

Iíve dealt with shadows,
Iíve kissed their lips,
Kissing mine. Iíve always felt
Shadows behind my
Unreachable reflection.

And, then, as always,
There is me, weirded
By life and studied acrimony,
By gained book-lore,
Finessed by 3-channel
Television, National Geographic,
Disney and Government,
For the Ďgoodí of the Nation.

I donít envy any job
That involves politics, because,
Thereís nothing more lonely there than
Me, except, them. My self is self-deluding,
Theirs are self-wishing, having
To abstain from a personal awareness
Because of Ďworld-divisionsí. I guess
That would be one of my
Reflected shadows
That ever-haunts meÖ

In a more positive senseÖ Look!
I am a Trinity! Unto myself!
By myselfÖ

How comforting
Is that?

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright 4/16/07

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Reviewed by F William Broome 4/17/2007
An ancient addage goes, "Everything is done for love." With an up-to-date twist, let's change it to, "... done for political advantage. Your words are so much on te mark, and my compliments for writing and posting. How would anyone like to be the president of Virginia Teach, this morning? It is so easty to critize, critique, offer unsolicited and ignorant advice. And, let's not leave out, "Walking in someone ele's shoes! You've surely gotten us to think. Have a great an erudite day, Smarty Pants!
- Bill
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/17/2007
How very true. It's easy to knock leaders, but how many of us could stand their job for ten minutes...
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