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by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
Tuesday, August 19, 2003

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May be all in your own mind, and it may be worth your time, to ring your own soul chime.

Nearly half of my life,
"Not being good enough," was apart of my strife.
Worrying about,
Not being good enough for myself,
Not being good enough for others,
Not being good enough for my brothers.
Not being good enough for the beholders.

And it was deserving so,
listening to others knock me so.

"You big dummy."
Run on home to mommy!

"Country boy."
For the city decoy.
Fool got jealous with his squirrel looking self.
Tried to attack my mental health.
The girl liked me,
so he couldn't stand me.
Tried to attack my profile,
and it did work for awhile.
Not anymore,
cause the bullshit hit the door.

My own father,
who never did bother,
"I don't think you my son."
Well, I look just like the son of a gun.
He practically spit me out,
then tried to kick me out.
Made his quote,
then got on his boat,
went fishing,
after having me wishing,
he would visit me one time.
That was the last chance he got,
to make my feelings rot.

By the time we reach a nice ripe age,
life and others have us programmed for their own selfish page.

I reprogrammed myself,
for my own personal health.
Then I began to increase my own personal wealth.

If I'm not good enough for you,
see you later,

I'm good enough for myself,
the hell with others mental health.

Others my not approve,
God my not approve,
But I approve,

of my dam self!

No more ego knocking going on here,
and I hope to others this is very clear.





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Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/19/2003
So Excellent Grady, I think we all could use some reprogramming now and again..I loved this, your stength and spirit are wonderful,

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/19/2003
Hey, you're not alone. I'm never as good as my sister in my parent's eyes. Never will I be 'til the day I die. That's just the way it is.

...But in my own mind...I'M THE BEST!!!!!!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/19/2003
heartwrenching write, grady, but done in an excellent and thoughtful way! i have often wondered if i were good enough in life; but now have come to the conclusion that i AM good enough! :D (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :( you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/19/2003
Be true to thyself, not disease to please, god job, well written...
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/19/2003
Grady, I've spent about all my life
thinking I wasn't good enough. I still
do. I wish I could deprogram myself as
you have done. It seems you have changed
your whole outlook on life. That is
amazing. Maybe one day, I can too.
~Excellent write as always

Reviewed by Marlene Dawn 8/19/2003
Love ya self I always say!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/19/2003
very interesting Grady!!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 8/19/2003
Grady, I like to see a man keep his RAGE under control, too many can't.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 8/19/2003

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 8/19/2003
Interesting write....BHUWAN
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