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How I long for it--
control. It eludes
me. I have no say
in my own motives.
Good and evil converge.

I am under
the control of
my mind's fickle
whims and wants.

How unfair
for it to
have control.

I should
be in


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  1. Date: 7/24/2008 4:24:00 AM
    Good write. Alcohol is one of those control problems...gambling....smoking..obesity I've been a victim of all but gambling. Your poem is very timely what with the obese problems and the rest. Love, daver