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Loving Me
by Carmel S. Victor

Friday, February 27, 2004
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"Love thy neighbor as thyself." So how do you learn to love your neighbor if you don't know how to love yourself? And how do you love yourself if you don't know how to love your neighbor? It's a process. And the only requirement is your dedication. God will do the rest.



 

I woke up this morning and searched for you.
When I couldn't find you I realized
That inside of me I needed me too.
Over and over I analyzed,

The things about me that I carried for long.
Not that I'm crazy or bad or stupid,
But, that I am an imperfect person
Who is just not completely solid.

In the potter's shop is where you'll find me.
Molded through but not yet ready.
Just allow me to keep searching for me,
And I promise you I'll end up steady.

I know that change cannot be bought.
At least I believe this with no doubt.
Yet in the mirror I see a beautiful pot
That's still in the making at the potter's house.

Copyright 2004 Carmel S. Victor

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 7/18/2006
Deep incite......I love the parallels..........M
Reviewed by Arthur Tugman 6/26/2006
Carmel, I enjoyed your poetry.
Reviewed by Phyllis Du'Gas 12/31/2005
[In the potter's shop is where you'll find me.
Molded through but not yet ready.
Just allow me to keep searching for me,
And I promise you I'll end up steady.]

BEAUTIFUL...simply beautiful!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/3/2004
Wise truths expressed in these verses. Thank you, Carmel. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 7/30/2004
A nice piece, Carmel.
Reviewed by autumn blair-strange 6/14/2004
how very true!you have wonderful insight and i look forward to reading more of your work(i'm new here,but,i'm trying to catch up on the mountain of work in front of my hungry mind... ) i'll drop by again soon. hugs,Autumn
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/17/2004
outstanding piece!!!full with insights
enjoyed reading you
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/27/2004
It takes a lifetime to shape and appreciate ourselves. It's a neverending project. Good poem, and thoughtful.

Elizabeth
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