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Stepping away from the self...
by Ed Matlack

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Seeing life from behind,

Hopefully finding it fine,

Losing touch with the realistic,

Believing in good old Saint Nick…


Allowing the self some leeway,

Waiting to hear what you have to say,

Even as it comes from the within,

Never does one see forthcoming sin…


Once past, sin does seem to dissolve,

Around us the earth does not revolve,

Of this sin no one can for us absolve,

It takes a great deal of living & life,

For us to eventually evolve…

© ed /10/22/11


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/4/2011
Thinking outside our normal perspective is healthy and necessary to keep life balanced. It ain't always easy though. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/30/2011
We are from whence we came–opportunistic predators. When we get wealthy because of it they call it good. When we get unhealthy because of it, they call it bad. Whatever you call it, you and I both have it.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/23/2011
Makes one think, Ed. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by jude forese 10/23/2011
good one, Ed ... thought provoking and inspired ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 10/23/2011
Awesome. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/23/2011
Losing touch with the realistic,
Believing in good old Saint Nick

It's about time! And now that you believe, Ma, Me, Mean Tall Woman, and All Our Critters Hope You're Gonna Be Extremely Generous This Year!!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/23/2011
Different for you Ed, a great side.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/23/2011
I liked this as it shows the more serious side of Mr. Matlack and of course the part about believing in Saint Nick is good for business...ho ho ho.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/23/2011
Very, very interesting, my friend. And well put to words, too.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/22/2011
an outstanding write Ed
One of your best
Gone philosophical on me Uh!
are impure thoughts a sin??
Is getting in touch with oneself a sin?
Lately I've been guilty of a few.......
Peace brother

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/22/2011
Hah! I have decided, Ed, that unless we do things to others, most of our sins can be dealt with by rote. Nothing stays the same, yet everything stays the same just under different names and different rules. I maintain, that unless we hurt other with our puny "sins" it matters not, unless of course we sin against the state or the government, then we will be paying for our sins in a physical manner as we look out the bars and say, "Damn, why'd I do that?"
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