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Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Life and a Love
  2.  Australian storm
  3.  in honor of
  4.  Blue Morpho
  5.  I'm So Happy
  6.  Water Baby
  7.  Learning Experence
  8.  For Emily
  9.  Free Spirit
  10.  I Wish I Could Tell You...
  11.  Love It or Leave It !
  12.  Traveler's Lament
  13.  Defeat
  14.  Your Own Nuclear Power
  15.  My Scars
  16.  His Queen
  17.  Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  18.  Morning Thoughts
  19.  Memorial Day
  20.  Springtime Breeze

by Carol Marlene Smith
Sunday, May 06, 2012
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If you cannot be who you are, then better not to be.

Do not try and make me that of which I am not.

I can no more conform to your standards than can the lowly dandelion become a rose.

Not that I am comparing myself in that way.

But only that I am what I am as are all the other creatures upon this earth.

You have taken the blood and drained it dry.

And if I am to make new and continue, I must learn how to fly.

No one can, no one must, clip my wings or even try.

For I am me, and me is sacred.

Blessed by all that gives the breath of life.

To change me is to kill me.

You say you want all the things I am not.

Then, that is not me!

Put all those things in my body and mind, then you have a new person.

My heart hath died.

 Do not try to change me.

For what I am is best.

And if you cannot see that, then you are blind to the rest.

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