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Below is the poem entitled Reassessment which was written by poet James Ph. Kotsybar. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I must call everything into question
now that you’ve smugly done your one-eighty,
mistrust your most innocent suggestion,
and find your lightest of motives weighty.

I see in a new and much harsher light
that what I took for truth was just an act,
and I must review with improved hindsight
what once I blindly accepted as fact.

I don’t blame myself for naiveté.
In fact, I’m proud of my guileless trust.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I don’t expect you to feel guilt.  It’s just

my measure of you needn’t be reversed,
if you’d been honest with me from the first.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:07:00 AM
    A fine sonnet, James. It's good to see another member as keen on meter and rhyme as I am... great language, too. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 11:29:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your poetry this Monday afternoon James. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol

    Kotsybar Avatar James Ph. Kotsybar
    Date: 5/21/2012 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks. Carol. I'll do my best.
  1. Date: 5/20/2012 3:12:00 PM
    James, this is very well it. - Honesty last as long. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Kotsybar Avatar James Ph. Kotsybar
    Date: 5/21/2012 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne-Lise.