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Author Name: Freewritelady 9 Comments
Date Added: October 17, 2008 05:10:30 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Difference Between

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ( you and I)

 

Black and white, yes.
You, who believe yourself to be
man enough to judge others in passing.
Labeling others in detestable ways.
Looking at things in the poorest of light,
you cannot see anything but disgust and deceit.
I, who knowing full well what life can bring,
try to judge no man, for far too many times
have I limped along in life too.
Believing there is a basic human goodness,
that strength and love will eventually wear thin
the mask of harshness and cold plastic.
 
 
 
You, with your claim that you will go broke again
for no one and nothing,
will die with your horde of stone cold cash beside you, while women
weep for their hungry children and warmth to keep hope alive.
No, you will suffer no more, for you remember what it is like.
I, will give my last red cent towards whatever means to help.
I have had everything, and nothing, and prefer nothing, if it means
someone else suffers less.
My hopes, and faith, and struggle will be a warm bedfellow
when we have parted company.
 
You stand with your neck bent backwards,
always paranoid that someone is out to get you;
that the man next to you will steal your job,
take your money, shaft you in some way.
I stand with my head straight, but using all sight,
as we must learn from the past but not let it prevent us
from moving forwards; trust everyone, until given reason not to.
If I stand with my eyes to the floor, it is in shame.
Shame that you have let fear, anger and resentment beat you down.
Shame that I associate all my loving ways with yours of hatred.
Shame, that there is little I can do to alter your mind.

 

You, who has to have things perfect, just so;
and any little deviation from what you expect is monumental and unthinkable.
Me, who thinks a steady pace good, but variety is the spice of life
and has been a great cook from way back.
Routine to you, is nothing less than sacred.
I worship nothing and everything all at once.
Yes, black and white.
We are far too gelled in life to alter the main core of our beings.
I cannot adopt your philosophy, nor you mine.
Grey, will never be a color on this wheel.

 

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Comments:
Comment By: FreeAngel on January 12, 2009 08:03:26 AM Report
Another deep and meaningful write B

 

Magnificent

 

Love Angelxx

Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on October 26, 2008 09:50:39 PM Report

WONDERFUL


YOU HAVE SUCH GREAT EXPRESSION.


 


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on October 24, 2008 06:25:49 PM Report
Pretty strong stuff, Barb...Sounds a little like trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents. Fine writing, BTW...len
Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on October 21, 2008 10:58:18 PM Report
Excellent write Barbie..grey will never be a color on this wheel either!
Hugs,
~Tracie

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 17, 2008 05:34:40 PM Report
Oh, How this tugs at the hear reminds me of the man I finally left 5 years ago... He was not even gray...he had no colors except  when it was all about him!!
Love is blind for a reason I guess... You deserve so much more in life ..kick him aside like a tin can in the way..what is he worth...Nothing!
Smile again with that pretty smile!!
Much Love ~ She Whispers

Comment By: ModeratorHenry M. on October 17, 2008 09:47:13 AM Report
There is so much ache and angst in your words Barbie, you see right through his shortcomings and yet still attempt to deal with them. You who have always championed for those less fortunate and ached for the ones in poor health, are made to deal with the insecurities and slanted views of a man who is your total opposite! It is said that opposites attract, but it is rarely said that they stay that way. Brilliant writing as always Barbie.  Hugs,  Henry
Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on October 17, 2008 09:32:00 AM Report
So much pain and endurance in this Barbie. I know it is us men - we are all shit under the skin whereas women are all strwberries and cream!

 

David

Comment By: FreeSteve on October 17, 2008 08:10:13 AM Report
Very interesting, your poems always say some thing.  Well done.
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on October 17, 2008 06:08:14 AM Report
Grey, will never be a color on this wheel.

 Indeed not! aint nuthin grey about YOU or your exquisite ability to express yourd epth in writing

Ali x






 


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