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acrid
by john k zimmerman

Friday, May 30, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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stock taking

it leaves a taste,
acrid
is the word for it,
in an old man’s mouth,
to recall the stupidity,
arrogance
and sef absorption
of his younger selves.
the people hurt
the promises un kept,
the love betrayed
leads to an unflattering portrait.
bravado,
and selective memory,
only go so far
to excuse and deny
the unmitigated ass that I was…then.
I
have learned one piece of wisdom since then,
and only one,
to forgive my young self
for being young.
The current question
is like unto the first
how do I keep from
being an unmitigated ass
now

 

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Reviewed by Barry Yelton (Reader) 6/23/2008
I know the feeling quite well, John.

Well said.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/30/2008
Good question, but usually lessons are learned after the fact and so it goes....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/30/2008
Just think John, now we can be an ass and KNOW it at the time, rather than when we were young...Find Peace, Ed & RufuZ
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/30/2008
John, I suppose most of us go through this sort of thing. Sadly, or perhaps fortunately, we can't undo the past. Good pen. - Gene
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/30/2008
Thought provoking excellence, John - very well penned -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.



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