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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


   openly


   unashamed.


     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,
Bear



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