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Dec. 8th, 2012 09:05 pm
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Before I have been backed against this wall
And gave up what might have turned into pride.
I gave what I could, but can't give my all.
There are some things that can't be cast aside.
 
I can fall silent and just let you speak
And in so doing, pass for one of you.
A noncommittal child, bright but meek
Who lets the false pass by among the true.
 
If only I knew when the price was paid,
When I could stand back on my own two feet
Without the shame you wish that I was weighed
Down with, ready to move on, and not beat.
 
The chance for some new game that I could play--
Almost enough that I concede today.

One-Way

Sep. 4th, 2012 06:59 pm
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I don't believe respect's a two-way street.
Maybe the kindness due all that I meet.
But I'm thinking of the kind of respect
That happens when I suddenly connect
With somebody whose mind is churning faster
Than mine, and whose vision seems rather vaster.
I look up to them. Then I look beyond
To see from whom their inspiration dawned,
And so on until it grows more abstruse
And I remain on the last rung, obtuse.
Once in a while there's a rhyme to spout
Something I can jot down and then throw out,
Bizarre enough to catch somebody's eye
That those I respect respect, up on high.
But if they say they like it, I can tell
It's just because they don't know me that well.

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