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The Difference Now
by Cherie Burbach

Thursday, September 07, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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a poem that encourages self-esteem

The Difference Now


The difference now

   is when pushed

   I push back.


The difference now

   is when Iím hurt

   Iíll cry



     Why should I hide it?

     Or pretend that I donít care?

          You know you hurt me.

          My pretending only helped you,

               not me.


The difference now

   is that Iíll fight for the life

     I want to live

     and not the one

           you think I should live.


The difference now

   is that I make the definitions

     and throw yours away.


The difference now

   is when I walk in a room

   and you guiltily look at each other

   and stop talking

     Iíll wonder who youíll blame

     for the problems in your life

          after I move on.


The difference now

   is that when youíre laughing

   behind my back

   I realize I must be ahead of you

                        and Iíll keep going.
The Difference Now
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Reviewed by K. Mulroney 9/13/2006
Absolute perfection! the power and ownership of ones destiny just drips from this piece!! Loved it!
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 9/8/2006
loved this one!!!!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 9/7/2006
Good on you, Cherie! A strong woman who comes into her own, will come to see that difference. Thank you for sharing such strong words....

In Spirit,

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