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Intruders
by Bobbi Ann Duffy
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Intruders 

Yesterday intruded on today.

Specters and angels

Laying bear

Misdeeds and virtues.

Leaving me to witness

The magnitude of each.

Good versus evil,

Bad overriding good.

How can I

A child of the inherent dishonestly

Blinded by self interest--

The need to be right--

To be self protecting--

Self congratulatory--

Knowing that self approval

Is the only path to self acceptance--

Safety--

And self redemption

Judge the value of my life fairly?

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2009 Barbara Ann Duffy

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/29/2009
Great poem,take care
Reviewed by Jen Knox 10/13/2009
good question. your poetry has a lingering quality~
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 10/9/2009
self redemption itself is good enough to judge the value of life and i do agree what the other members thoughts....accepting self in accord with others is brilliant... nice write. best wishes. neerja
Reviewed by Lori Moore 10/9/2009
I think most of us have a difficult time finding the value of our own lives.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/8/2009
Life, sometimes as useless as a canceled old cinema ticket.

Georg

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/7/2009
I like the way you look at yourself in this...honestly and openly. It is often confusing as to what we should or shouldn't recognize in ourselves. If we are proud then we are accused of being vain, if we are quiet we are accused of being self absorbed, if we stand up for ourselves we are accused of being stubborn and argumentive so yea it is hard to see just what we are...but to believe in ourselves we don't need anyone else...do we?
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 10/7/2009
Wonderful poem Bobbi but I found the font difficult to read. I hope I didn't offend.
Blessings on Your Day
Marcia
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/7/2009
Thought provoking, Bobbi ... and very well penned. Excellent!

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



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