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Falling in the Trap of Self-Pity

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Falling in the Trap of Self-Pity

Occasionally I have to catch myself 
From falling in the trap of self-pity
Wandering in this city -
This ain’t no joke I’m here.
Been so long can’t remember
Arriving that lonely long ago November
Or was it December of ninety-five?
Wish I could fly.  Every time I try
Boarding that jet airplane
Life in this God forsaken 
Paradise gets more insane.
And just who the hell’s to blame?
(Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who’s that looking past it all)?  Time 
To go now, 
Time to run
Past my shadow before I’m done.
Guess I’ll read more Robert Frost
And pray that airplane don’t get lost. 


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  1. Date: 10/6/2011 4:07:00 PM
    A second or third dose of your poetry renews the insight in your lines. Alway love to come back - as I said, come home!

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 9:59:00 AM
    I am stopping by your wonderful poetry today to thank you for your kind comments on my writing Terrell. Hope you have an inspiration filled week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 8:53:00 PM
    Come home Terry, you sound homesick; I don't know how you've done it for so long.

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 6:00:00 AM
    Nive work there, the mood of this one completely contradicts that of the last (Happy Anniversary). Just hang in there bro, you have the best of treasures with you, "your family".

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 12:12:00 AM
    Great the flow of it....luv it...smiles...chiquita