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Today, I Am #7

Updated on July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017

Today I am a blot on the landscape,

A misshapen mutilation of “normal,”

I am half-in and half-out;

Discarded when unnecessary,

Yanked up by my faltering sense of self-worth when I am.

My heart and soul are different than the others around me

and while my exterior does not make me a target,

My compassion does.

It is perilous to walk this earth with good intentions

And innocuous desires.

It is grueling to walk it at all when those around me are colored green, like the land,

and I am an artist’s mistaken blot of ugly yellow.

I reside on the outskirts,

Precariously resting on the line between rejection and acceptance

I never know where I stand

I never know if those who push me down will be the ones

to take my hand.

Today I am shrouded in Uncertainty

and Confusion.


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      Isabella Allred 8 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you so much, Eric, Harry and Mihnea-Andrei

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      Mihnea-Andrei Andreescu 2 months ago from Tilburg

      I am genuinely impressed by your work.It is comparable to a memorial or a diary while at the same time maintaining lyricism and solid prosody.Nicely done!

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      Hari Prasad S 2 months ago from Bangalore

      One does wonder what's next...

      Leave it to the time,

      It will take you ahead.

      What a deeply felt poetry Isabella. Awesome.

      - hari

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      Eric Dierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Really interesting. Thank you