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Below is the poem entitled REFLECTIONS - NOT NECESSARILY YOURS which was written by poet Carol Zic. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I don’t have time to stand in lines
I won’t waste time with fools
I dislike liars and cheaters
And distrust self-serving rules
I won’t spend my time listening to hype
That’s why politicians are boring
Their rhetoric sounds exactly alike
And leaves you comatose and snoring

Freedom of choice is for everyone
NOT a self- selected few
No one’s choice of a companion or mate
Should be judged, denied or reviled
Not in work or in church, not in law or in life,
Not on any level

I try not to sit down with racists or bigots
Their dogma is absurd,
Their absence is preferred
They belong in dark corners
That cobwebs and dust adorn
Shunned, unwanted, sitting alone,
Forgotten and foresworn

I find myself impatient overall
With people who court defeat
They look for ways to trip and fall
Their excuses are practiced and neat
They back down from obstacles
They won’t cope with or can’t delete
I’ve learned that people like this
Savor domination by defeat
They will never know that victory
Over adversity is sweet
They’ll miss out on the joy of great rewards
That is there for them to reap

It’s important to know yourself
And what you’re really made of
I've got an inner laser brain that keeps me on track
It signals if I'm misconscruing, missing or abusing a point
It forces me to be honest or admit to a quality I may lack 
It knows absolutely the person that is me
Who I am, what I do, and what I hope to be
I am the sum of everything I’ve experienced and been taught
But change is not forbidden and improvement can be sought
If you don’t agree with me about what I’ve written above
Let me remind you that being different or disagreeing
Is what America propounds
So I’ll keep on opining and if push comes to shove
Let’s compromise:
I’ll continue writing and you can leave town.

Copyright © Carol Zic

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  1. Date: 1/22/2011 6:32:00 PM
    Great Job, very well put together