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State of the Art

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State of the Art

Today, I poured out the content of my heart.
I emptied the past and threw out the weak part.

I tore up anger, bitterness and hate
shredding all parts that belittle and berate.
I patched up compassion, empathy and love;
sealed in benevolence I was empty of.
Arrogance I once paraded with pride,
lain to rest with deception; side-by-side.
Ego and vanity were torn into bits.
Righteousness and purity were made to fit.
Crumbled and tossed, revenge and ill will.
Pieced back together was friendship and goodwill.

When I was finished, I knew that my heart,
a complex organ, was now state of the art.

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  1. Date: 3/9/2009 6:33:00 PM
    Wow...if only everyone had the same mind to rid ourselves of all the negative and cleanse our hearts.....how freeing would that be....and so super healthy!! Great inspirational poem! ~ love, Carrie