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Frame of Reference

My reality might be
The opposite of yours.
You may think the words I write
Are merely metaphors.

Some may be, I’ll give you that,
But mostly they’re the truth,
A frame of reference I’ve been in
From early days of youth.

Of course, that frame’s expanded
As experience has grown.
We each exist within a world
We cling to as our own.

But oftentimes I get a jolt
That knocks me for a loop.
What’s obvious to me
Is not to others on the Soup.

Within my frame of reference
I describe the things I’ve seen.
I’m shocked when those beyond that frame
Do not know what I mean.

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  1. Date: 9/9/2012 10:33:00 AM
    I totally agree. I too am shocked when I write a poem and people don't seem to get what I have written. It seems so clear to me, well done.

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 12:24:00 PM
    Enjoyed your expressions today. Cindy

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 5:21:00 AM
    many different styles of writing and poets on PS Ilene ..not to be dismayed if some do not understand your messages as we all write from within ..hard to determine meanings of expression sometimes luv .. we have all experienced what u have penned in this piece ..

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 9:59:00 AM
    I've never doubted a word you have written ilene, in fact you are a breath of fresh air, here on the soup.