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  Here I AM
by Walt Hardester
Monday, December 29, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Amounts the heathens.
Supposed to be my brethren.
Though her family as she calls them near.
They only want to hear, what they want to hear,

Outsider am I.
Objectivity has no place,
I am drunken and in their face.

My opinions are naught but schit,
Though Iím right more than a little bit.
So here I am ,
Being what I am.

©2008 Walt Hardester

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
An excellent poem you have written.I remember when Sidney Poiter said this quote which rings truth to this poem and he said "I choose to be the ME that I want to be".The greatest feeling in the world for a person to have is loving oneself for who they truly are no matter what.I enjoy reading this,take care and all the best for the New Year

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Oh yes...know all about these Christmases only too well, Walt! :)) But it feels good, at last reaching the kind of age where self-ease overrides group-pressure. Still, it's but one day in the year and a good testing of "goodwill to all men... and women!". Here's to you and you (!!) in the coming year! :)) xx
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Always be what you are and if they don't like it just walk away. A strong voice in this poem Walt. May the new year treat you well.
Reviewed by 000 000
It's ok Walt. We all need to be US
Reviewed by Michelle Mead
Alot of pain here-sad when people try to put us in boxes. Good poem, Walt, happy new year- michelle
Reviewed by Jon Willey
being what and whom you are is a quality any worthy person will emulate -- fakes and plastic people are a dime a dozen Walt -- I am from the take me as I am, or leave me school -- very introspective work here Walt -- thanks for sharing -- may peace and love be always with you -- JMW
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Being who you are is the best gift of all, anything less would not be true to yourself no matter what others may think...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
I had in-laws that despised me. We are who we are. That makes us unique.
It's like I say: I love -- therefor I am.

Reviewed by D Johnson
Walt, my own useless philosophy has been that if I wanted to get inside bad enough, I'd knock the damn door to the ground.

Nice piece of writing, short as it is...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
So you are, a good boy and pass another Coors!


Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I agree with Rose Walt.
Happy New Years!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
You could never be an outsider with us Walt, so just continue being who you are.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I have been on them shores too Walt and sometimes we are better off on the outside looking in...less chance of being trapped in an eternal fire if we are outside.

Reviewed by Richard Orey
Yeah, Walt, welcome to the world. But there's some solace to be taken from the knowledge that Jesus wasn't accepted in his own home town. And from what I gather, you're not even claiming the power to walk on water.

By the way, I love your phrasing in this piece. Especially nice and one to remember is "My opinions are naught but schit." It has a certain ring to it that is music to my ears. I mentioned it to Mr. Obama a few minutes ago, and he agrees how justified you are in your viewpoint and commented he was thinking about appointing you to one of his cabinet posts. The Department of Irrelevancy, I think he said.

I love your work, Walt. It always has sort of a drunken Mark Twain twang to it.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Loneliness in these lines of confusion, Walt; I'm sorry. Sadness, well penned.

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