A Dangerous Reset

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He didn't have to do it

but then I didn't have to be scared

he valued what I had

I coveted it too

was it worth

a crimson payment

to keep what I had

or did my pride

give way to what felt like cowardice


giving way to the better part of valor

it seemed as it resolved

to my chagrin

that nothing I had

was worth an O positive drop

what did I value then

what would be worth such a stand?


Agency cannot be anulled

shall i deny him failure

yes I know

my pride is pricked

my sanctum violated

what should this be to me


What in this world is truly mine

for what cause have I earned

that which is mine


I could count the sweat off my back

from whence does it come

can not it be taken in a moment?

the news, my eyes

have seen the mighty fall

then how do I stand

when others do not


to what do I owe

the pride that hurts

how shall I know peace any more?







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Johan Smulders 4 years ago from East London, South Africa

Keep writing!


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

lol, Why wouldn't I?


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

I'll get back to you.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

lol too close for comfort?


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Whew...

...

This is not the final comment on this: Just wanted to say that I may seem a bit, erhm, multipersonal, with some of my comments on your poetry, especially if you follow them chronologically. But this is because I'm "getting" new things, understanding them better, especially about how to deal with.. stuff, recent stuff. My brain is working double shift to grasp the disillusioned part of reality and my eyes open even wider, attitudes change.

With this one... Nah, not yet. I'll come back. ...


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

You pay me one of the biggest complements I have received yet, though i have done this only once before. I will be patient.


twoliitlhands 4 years ago

This makes something deep inside me hurt and it keeps hurting.

It also makes me value what I have.

I don't deserve what I have, I didn't earn it.

I only hope to measure up to expectations.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

Just accept. Grace isn't earned.


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twolittlehands 4 years ago from Utah

His grace is beyond comprehension. It fills me with awe and reverence, and gratitude.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

Those attitudes seem appropriate enough to me. They maintain a broken heart and a contrite spirit beautifully.


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twolittlehands 4 years ago from Utah

I learn from the best.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

and who would that be? Certainly not me.


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twolittlehands 4 years ago from Utah

It did not take three guesses.


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twolittlehands 4 years ago from Utah

Thou sayest.

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