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A skeptic

Author: tjsmith5
ASL Info:    28/m/MS
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Class/Type: Poetry /Misc
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I'm 34 today. Whereas most people get depressed with mounting birthdays, I choose to combat the notion. This poem is to reflect that.

A skeptic

When the anchors read from their teleprompters
that the nation is limping to the nursing home,
don’t believe it.

When the movies tell you that life after your 20s
is spend sadly looking back,
don’t believe it.

When the devil says
that you’re too nasty for God to love,
don’t believe it.

Don’t believe
the rejections,
the brochures,
the parades,
the realists,
the perfect 10s
or the pretty college campuses.

Believe the Halloween costumes.
Believe the chin up bar.
Believe Isaac Newton but not at the speed of light.
Believe the blue heeler
howling in the morning for her biscuits and milk.

You are strong,
you are young
and nothing hurts.

Bay St. Louis, MS – 1/21/12

Submitted on 2012-01-23 09:47:18     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  don't believe everything is as bad as it is being made out to be...there are so many voices out there saying we are lost, in trouble, society is going down the tubes...

but maybe, just maybe there is more hope than we think....i like the Halloween costumes part...

this poem could hold hope or it could say...if you really believe it is not like the naysayers say it is...then you are a fool....

interesting piece i will surely come back to...

and ponder some more...

| Posted on 2012-01-24 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]

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