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Suppose I Should...

April 4, 2012
By StarryRoss GOLD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
StarryRoss GOLD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is the socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." -E.L. Doctorow

I suppose I should be listening
to all the omens say:
“this is what you have been waiting for
all this time
Do not give up
all this time.
All this time
Is happiness.”

But I suppose I should be listening
to all my best friends say:
“Not right. Unlikely. Not worth it.
On the surface
it isn’t pretty
And the surface
Is reality.”

But suppose I begin listening
to what the unknown authors say:
“they have a reason, yes
follow all your friends.
But no, it’s for your happiness, yes
Follow all the

Then suppose I resume listening
to all my family say:
“Be careful, be cautious, be wary, suspicious.
After he has passed the test,
it is only for your own good choice.”
Yes the test has been passed
of good true love and kindness.
But brewing are the damned results
this his smarts and sports
aren’t so generous.

But still.

I suppose I should be listening
to my Creator say:
“Listen to your kin and folk
and the omens I have placed
but mostly to your own pure heart
but more than that,
You have a good feeling
about him
Given from me.
Why isn’t that good enough?
At the end of the day,
its heavenly love and worldly hate:
You choose.”

But still.
At the end of the day…

I suppose I should be listening
to my own deep spirit say:
“Heed all words,
but take none into account.
Read all messages,
but none let them take root.
It is your choice, your pain
however you end
And no one

Not God nor man
can take or decide that
for me

The author's comments:
Can anyone relate to the predicament of having a boyfriend your friends don't approve of, but it seems so natural to you?

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