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by Asa D. Seeley

Tuesday, September 04, 2012
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I can admit that though I've come a long ways, I haven't yet conquered all of my negativities. I've still got 'things'...that I'm working on. How


My happiness

...My daughter

The capability to answer questions

...and solve problems

this is good...but

My jealousy...

My laziness

My off timing and inclinations

to...intentionally hurt

...this is bad

I am not yet completely healed

Life is split in two...

Right and wrong



copyright; Asa D Seeley/2009



Asa D Seeley, poet, writer and rapper
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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 11/3/2013
Great,thought provoking poem,Asa, and it is quite true. The Apostle Paul says it best in Romans 6:15: ..."For what I want to do I do not, but what I hate I do"...
All of us, I believe, have this same struggle at some point in our lives. Sharing it in a thought provoking poem is one way to begin the overcoming phase.
Continued success.
Barbara J.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/23/2012
Sometimes the decisions we make take us places we truly didn't want to go....but ultimately life is about choices isn't it? Nicely crafted poetry, Asa!

Reviewed by Linda Hill 10/11/2012
As Ron said we all have a dark side. Its how we handle it that counts. Enjoy your poetry, Asa.

Reviewed by Thomasena Martin-Johnson 10/7/2012
The poem left me wanting more. Which one did you choose? This poem is very thought provoking. It makes one take a look at themselves. What choices did we make? Which identity we embrace? I like it.
Reviewed by Laurie Knight 9/30/2012
Transparent..; true to human nature. A blessed challenge for change.
An invitation to trust God's grace. Thank you Asa.
Reviewed by Margaret Blake 9/29/2012
Hello Asa, I have read your poem and see that you are aware of the double sided coin that represents our life. It is the choices that make us who we are and with a beautiful daughter how can you not follow that path. Your words are straight to the point and truthful ... I like them. I wish you well for the future.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/26/2012
We are all a work in progress, you are not alone :) we can only venture to gain from our faults~
Reviewed by Carolyn Dye 9/17/2012
I love this poem it tells what you're going through and how you deal with the ends and outs of self I can relate, my poem broken glass was my way of dealing with all tht I thought life could throw at me. but the was written when i was sixteen and thought i knew it all. Please keep writing and sharing your work with us!!!!
Reviewed by Paddy Bostock 9/17/2012
I think it's great that you've addressed these issues-and so eloquently! I guess there's an undertow to all our lives, but what matters most is we recognise and express our faults for it's only then we can come to terms and get to work. I think it's what some analysts would call "mindfulness".
Hope this helps. Loved the picture too. The combination of image and words is a stunner. Good luck with everything.

Reviewed by Devika Primic 9/17/2012
I enjoyed reading DOUBLE LIFE a great way to uplift your spirits
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 9/16/2012
The 'doubleness' of life can be confusing: yin and yang, black and white, good and bad. We all contain elements of both negative and positive - so, learn to be still, and learn to jump! Keep working quietly on self-improvement, and don't be too hard on yourself for natural failings and weakness. Best wishes! k
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 9/8/2012
Asa ~
Your wisdom is reverent in seeing and contemplating
the actual fine line that will lead you to amazing
wonders in your life. Brilliant write.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/8/2012
You will make it, Asa. You write so honestly and your perserverance comes through in your writing.
Many Blessings,
Reviewed by D. Vaineo 9/6/2012
Knowing and acknowledging your faults
Is the first step and working on
those character defects is the second...Enjoyed, Asa...

Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 9/5/2012
I believe you will conquer the negativities, because you aren't wearing blinders and you are aware, Asa ... Many of us do have things that needs to be "worked on" in certain areas of our lives that could be improved or corrected. Great poem!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/5/2012
We all have our dark side. The difference is knowing it, like George said.

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 9/5/2012
On my, you've grown a million miles already, why, you ask that of a wandering soul, as we all are, wandering this life, in shadow and sunlight, and may I add, Odin, and Diana, said it most eloquently indeed. Bless Ya!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/5/2012
a very well written inward revelance and we all ask these questions of ourselves Asa, or at least we should
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 9/5/2012
We all need to keep a grip on our dark side, no exceptions. It is what makes us human.
The addressing of that side of us is a sign of growth and learning; and to be able to share that growth with the world is to be applauded.
Have a good journey, Asa, there are lots of new things to discover.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/4/2012
You have the gift to see within and without. Not everyone can do that... Time helps to heal many wounds...M
Reviewed by Odin Roark 9/4/2012
The sense of asking questions (the mark of a philosophically inclined life) is present here, shunning the direction most would take with such a subject, i.e., proclaiming THE answer. Very refreshing, compliments of ellipses used well. How sentient your closing, the indubitable mark of growth, veering away from the societal clinging to adolescent mediocrity, and vying for wisdom. Well done.
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 9/4/2012
Asa, I like that you invite us to answer that question: "How about you?" Wonderful. And if anyone's answer is "no, nothing to work on," that means they must be actually kind of dead. Your words are consise and honest, it feels. I like this line: "The capability to answer questions", very neat. And I can comment on that two-split thing: it's yin/yang and to have all of one without the other is not possible in my view. The light and dark are melded together, and choice becomes which to be in the most. Shadow....light. Thank you for this post, Asa. ~~ Diana

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