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In Your Blind Spot

Updated on July 4, 2012

The delicate balance between reality or not

Anxiety finds confusion the battle is wrought

Driven to the edge on a mission for naught

My vision is clouded in your blind spot


Grew up in a maze of your convoluted plot

Held by the workings of your internal knot

Ebb and flow of the tide rolls in distraught

My vision is clouded in your blind spot


Turmoil recalls the hurt I thought I'd forgot

An unsavory ingredient in the mixing pot

No longer memories in your food for thought

I can no longer see straight in your blind spot


Foregone conclusions now matter nought

Connecting to love is more than dot to dot

Often giving more than you think you've got

My vision is clouded in your blind spot


Outrun the ticking minutes of the clock's allot

I see my father's sweet face in the ink blot

Silent hero without malice only love he brought

Setting my vision above the beyond of your blind spot



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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      As always, Docmo, you've got me thinking. Your words carry weight with me. I am confident that I have the ability to convey my message, but I am not a salesman. And, although, for the most part, I am a realist, at heart I still want to believe in magic. I've never had the stomach for self-promotion, as I've always felt "if I build it, they will come". I've often thought of self publishing, but get overwhelmed when I anticipate initiating the process. I tend to be hesitant at the "start line", but usually, once I think about the fact that others have done it, realize it is not impossible, and then, try, I wonder why I waited so long. I'm going to use the message you and drbj sent me, Docmo, to light a fire under my feet, and approach the start line to "get ready, start, go!" I've nothing to lose and everything to gain in trying. Thank you for caring and your vote of confidence. Hugs

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      You have surpassed yourself time and time again over the past few weeks. I don't know if it love, grief, betrayal, bitterness, insight or intuition. all I know is your words have got a life of their own, they must just flow out of you and with each poem I gasp, I shudder, I smile and I cry. It's like you've got this spell on the reader and spin more and more intricate webs of poetry. As Drbj says I can recognize true talent when I see it and you Amy, are the REAL deal. Hope you take solace in your outstanding poetic gift. Why is no one publishing you yet. If I had the time- I'll be spreading your words everywhere. Yes you are THAT good. Hugs.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you so much, Gypsy. I'm watching him closely. I'm on guard so that he won't have to endure prolonged suffering. Hugs to you and Sid.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Packed full of emotion. My thoughts ever with you and MacGregor. Tell that wonderful furry friend of yours that both me and Sid are praying for him so that he doesn't have to suffer. Hugs to you from Riga.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Pop, Wow, you and drbj, back to back. Now, in my world that's as good as it gets...much the way MacGregor eagerly scarfed down the cheeseburger I treated him to today...simply, the best.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dearest drbj, My first inclination was to respond to your comment with "Do you really think so?" Seriously? Then, I have to say, my next thought was "drbj says what she means and means what she says". And, that's the truth... Thank you, my friend.

      I was up with Mac until 4 a.m. He was not comfortable. He was restless. I got ready to take him to the 24/7 vet clinic where he was diagnosed. When I got his "ride in the car" leash, he rallied and jumped for joy. Instead I rode him around the block and took him for a short walk. Today, I took him back to the clinic after emailing his vet, for an evaluation of his pain. I don't know whether his pain meds or antibiotic are causing his distress or his disease anymore. I imagine, some of both. MacGregor and I waited for about an hour, him stressed and thirsty, and me pacing. An assistant came in, I requested a bowl of H2O, and when she told me there was another 1/2 hour wait, I said, "I'm taking him home. I don't want the little time left spent here, like this". She apologized, but I think its inexcusable when my vet assured me we would be priority, under the circumstances. While we were in the clinic, MacGregor was interested in the other dogs, which I took as a positive sign for the moment. He is obviously on the decline, and the inevitable is not far off, but I do not want to act too soon, either. He thoroughly enjoyed a cheeseburger I got for him this afternoon, and in MacGregor's world, that means a lot!

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Aubrey. I'm glad you like it!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      You are amazing and I can see that you are getting stronger every single day. Up and everything wonderful

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      D0 you know, dear Amy, that your poetic thoughts are becoming more and more profound with each rendition of your poetry? I recognize talent when I read it, m'luv. Hope you and Mac had a comfortable night.

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Wow that was really good, definitely a great way with words. Nice poem!! :)


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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Bill, Thank you for being such a great supportive friend. The good times are never better and the bad times are bearable when shared with a friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can say this with all certainty....I did not know how beautiful love could be until I met Bev and fell in love with her. All the other times were training for the real thing. All the heartache, all the lies, all the distrust and games played, hardened me, made me wary and yet served as a comparison tool so that I could recognize the real thing.

      Wonderful work as always my friend; you have a way of writing angry and yet intermixed is the spark of hope that is in most of us. Love your work and greatly appreciate your friendship.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

      I was in tears reading this. So pretty! so amazing! I hope you are doing okay. Sending hugs your way. Thanks for the inspiration..and my next hub (poem) will be dedicated to you. :) voted up and shared.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Larry, thank you kindly. I appreciate your time, understanding and encouragement.

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      Larry Wall 5 years ago

      Excellent. You told a good story with a sense of emotion. Do not quit now.