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The one who stares at me

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The one who stares at me

As i gently clear away
the steam that covers the glass
"he" appears
and for now
"he" is temptation
the very person i fear

Although we look the same
this dead-ringer is not me at all
but a false prophet
who deceives me into running
at his beckon call
"he" controls my thoughts
rents out my face
knows my weaknesses
then begins to plot my next fall from grace

The last time
"he" magically appeared 
lessons had to be taught
but nothing was learned
for once again here i stand
to begin the fight
and start the slow burn
"he" is convincing
and so very clever
i am the actor, directing myself
on the next hurtful endeavour!

It's a mystery
when "he"will check in, for a visit
i wish it was never,
but honestly, im realistic
so for today
"he" is in control
my one and only friend
but once gone
that's when the apologies start
and the sorry's never end

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  1. Date: 10/18/2010 3:42:00 PM
    sometimes there is a stranger in our reflection, a monster we did not know was there, they are us until we look them in the eye. brilliant piece, i know this well, written many a poem with such a theme, this is going into my faves. --Madison

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 3:53:00 AM
    Excellent piece who will appear Jeckyll or Hyde. I think we all are possesed with two personalities, one is pushed into the background and only emerges during our times of weakness. Enjoed the read.

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 12:02:00 AM
    Use these wise words and keep (HIM) from control. Very well written.

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 6:56:00 AM
    A beautiful read. Also thank you for your kind words on my latest if you have time please check out my saga, criminal part 3- ofcourse its not true just a story. Have a great day.

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 1:53:00 AM
    Can relate to your message, Kurt. Sometimes another side of me takes over and I am left to live with the regrets. Excellent insight in your poem. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 4:03:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today.. I'm new to the soup so I hope you have an open mind as far as poetry. Enjoy ya day.

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 4:02:00 PM
    Reads like a little multiple personality syndrome..Sara

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 12:06:00 AM
    Every day the bucket goes to the bottom of the well, one day the bottom of the bucket will burst open. We can not continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. Awesome write, very touching.