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And Who

by James Zealy

And Who gave you the right
To incinerate my ego
Flashing arrogance to all
That is not your belief

And who let your insidious
Snide remarks eat me away
So there is nothing left
But an empty outer shell

And who let events occur
So that Life feels like
A walking hell on earth
While my heart darkens with despair

And who allowed
The self destructive fires
To Breed wickedness and anger
Leaving joy at hede's door

As I look in the mirror
I see the reflection
Of the evil perpetrator
Of my self worth's demise.


Author's Note: September entry for the Over 30's circle, based on the Quote by Elenor Roosevelt. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Posted on 09/08/2004
Copyright © 2021 James Zealy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 09/09/04 at 06:28 PM

Allowances are made, aren't they? We do not have to become what others say they see, and if we decide that what they "see" is truth, we always have the option of remodeling.

Posted by Anne Engelen on 09/10/04 at 06:42 PM

truly like your response to that challenge...a lot! Great read James.

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