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The Cost of Being Unique

Updated on April 22, 2012

Our scars are worth the vista

Our pain worth

the shade God gives one to hide

sometimes words used well must suffice

a mask obscuring the great divide

In our despite

Our lesser siblings, to gratify self,

Appoint themselves unyielding judges of beauty

their noses blocking

all observation

swinging out wildly

at those who cause

questions to arise unbidden, unappreciated

the feeble swinging designed

at blinding themselves by blinding others

The poet is a warrior

ripping blankets off children with beards

Let a warrior be unashamed of his blade

the poet embrace their pen

being satisfied as they satisfy

tripping over each other at times

but oft coalesce in solace at home

It doesn't do to repine the world

dwelling on facts that will not alter

We exist for our own sake

developing at our own pace

judged on our own merits

mercy shown to the imaginationless masses

returned in grace

that brings us eventually home.


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    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      lol hmm calling a guy a blade is almost redundant but thank you lol. I appreciate your quandary even as I enjoy creating it.

    • Sa`ge profile image


      7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      to let the words flow as they come then to stop to read the message always mystifies me no matter how many times i do it. not that the message is mystery but that it flows so smoothly is what makes me smile and feel that mystical essence with in these fingers. Aye, you speak with a sharp well made blade, double edged as well, that flows from a deep well! :D hugs :D

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Lesser, in that they don't magnify that which they have but choose to judge those of us who do. Thanks for stopping by Charlie.

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      7 years ago

      I am thinking hard on the lesser siblings thing, still not quite understanding the meaning you are trying to convey. Lesser in what way? Thought provoking nonetheless. Charlie

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      lol Epigramman, You flatter me so. I will plead the fifth on all those charges but I am grateful for the complement and the care in reading my verse.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      .....there is no cost here .... only the reputation being a creative anomaly (which you are) and totally unique (again I speak of you) and writing so freely ... that I doubt anyone else here can touch you ...... on this level anyway!

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      thank you Dave for stopping by. I am glad it gave you a moment to think even though I admit that I write my lines without a thought to how complex or simple they may be. lol I should say thank you Dave P for the first comment and the whole comment I guess Applies to both of you in response but thank you Dave M for stopping by as well.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      God is complex, as is our life. God sees us as simple children yet others see us as complex.

      Brother Dave.

    • DavePrice profile image


      7 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      It takes more than one reading to ponder the meanings, thank you for a thought-provoking poem. Think I'll go back and read it again.


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