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You Refuse to See

Updated on June 16, 2012

Stuck in the muck of your own simple mind

A dinosaur fated to a design that's resigned

Didactic delegation your mandate for me

You refuse to see why I disagree

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Boast logic like Spock you hide behind

Passive aggressive you call refined

Took up residence, lock and key

You refuse to see why I disagree

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Paint the town monochrome and leave unsigned

Ya know, light can't shine through a closed blind

It's the dictator in you says we'll never be we

The point of union where we agree

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Your way or no way the shackles unwind

Christian you profess while coldly unkind

A slave now strong enough to set myself free

As you refuse to see why I disagree

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Worn out stories that hold you confined

Drives a wedge that hammers the maligned

Less in the pot yet my soul drinks chablis

Without the battle to make you see

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    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Gypsy, I spent almost 20-years struggling to figure out what was wrong with me, as I just never got anything right, according to Spock. I'm not exaggerating when I say I couldn't dress myself by the time I stumbled out the door. The more I was convinced of my own inadequacies, the more difficult it became to get out to save myself. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it was real for me...a vicious cycle dragging me down to a level of hating myself. Now, many years later, since losing my job and the anxiety of contemplating the possibility of homelessness, (though its not something anyone wants to experience), I would feel more free than living like I did back then, half alive and comfortably numb. I was scrutinized, criticized, and verbially, emotionally brutalized. There is no going back...ever. Thank you, Gypsy. You make me feel understood. It's a great feeling.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Been with people like that and never want to go back. Your poem expressed the feelings so well. Just great. Passing this on.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear always exploring, I adore your comments! I'll never be Shakespeare, but if my words are relatable, that's everything to me. Cheers to you, too.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Once a slave then set free..Beautiful. Your poetry is so real, many can relate..Cheers

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Pop,

      Although, I have never been a "whiner", in reality, I once, back in the day, subscribed to the example my hard-working father believed in. I, like he, kept my nose to the grindstone, and felt safe in the hardwork and responsibility that brought home a weekly paycheck. I still believe in hardwork, more difficult to find these days, but the opportunities that once existed for everyone willing to work hard, are gone. I got free of a life under someone else's thumb, only to lose my livelihood. I've learned so much from your daily food for thought here at the hub. You've taught me a new way of looking at important things like finding the truth first and foremost. Your ability to take what appears confusingly complex is a matter of sorting through the lies to the truth. I can't tell you how much your support means to me in view of the fact that I admire you and look to you for paths that lead my way to the truth and then, like you, doing the right thing. You are inspiring, Pop.

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      Amy,

      I hold you in the highest esteem. You have lived through the bad times and have an appreciation of the better times. Those times are welcoming you with open arms.

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, breakfastpop, thank you for letting me know you got my message loud and clear. Your words mean so much to me, because I see how much you care about the truth from what you write everyday at the hub. One thing the years have taught me is how much I value the truth...even when it hurts. You, my friend, epitomize what I value most.

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      I love this poem. It paints a moving picture of the hell it is to be with someone who makes you feel trapped and the joy of finally being free. Up beautiful and awesome.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am honored and I won't let you down! :)

    • Amy Becherer profile imageAUTHOR

      Amy Becherer 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Bill, you are officially one of my best friends. Loyalty and sincerity like yours don't come easy. As expressive as I want to be to let you know how much your caring heart means to me, I think some of the most important words aren't in the dictionary. So, I will say, from the heart, thank you, my dear friend.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I allotted myself ten hubs to read before I went out to have fun this day and yours had to be one of the ten. I am not a huge lover of poetry....probably a character defect I should be working on....but your poetry is so easy to read, flows so well and carries so much emotion and meaning, well, I am hooked.

      I am your faithful follower; as long as you write from the heart I will be right here reading every word.

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