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You Underestimate Me

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You Underestimate Me

You underestimate me all the time, all the time 
But I will not let you send me out of my mind
because you don’t have a clue.
You are like a empty seashell laying on the seashore waiting for the sand to fill up in you. 
You have no thoughts of your own concerning me,
You  don’t believe what you see. 
But you believe what you hear about me, 
the unscrupulous lies that others have told about me. 
Why, because they want to make themselves look better than me.  

So if that is the case then why, why, why, 
do you even bother trying to get to know me. 
If all you are going to do is believe what others have told you 
Are you to blind to see that you are being deceived no, no, no not by me.  The truth is
only a mystery to you.  
But when you look at me you should see Truth. 
When you look at me you should see love, 
When you look at me you should see possibilities that have not been roped around something
that has been manufactured from some unknown origin.  

Don’t you want to think for yourself? 
Not while lying in a hot tub with the steam seeping into your pores. 
But when you are confronted by the evil
Evil spirits that are attacking you concerning me from all different angles.  Then you
should be a man or be a woman and shout 
STOP, STOP IT, I HAVE HEARD ENOUGH. 
Because your words are like poisonous toxin venomous contaminated spit in my ears. 



By: Marian Elise Marcus-James      







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  1. Date: 1/25/2011 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured here at PoetrySoup this week Marian. May you have many more featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/24/2011 2:41:00 PM
    WOW! Lots of strong emotion in this!

  1. Date: 12/3/2010 3:33:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Marian. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you as a new member and us oldies also may enter. If you have questions please feel free to ask ANYONE here. We are ALL willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 6:43:00 PM
    Hi Marian, I could feel the conviction in your words... If this is true for you right now then my only advice to you is he will see... and hopefully it won't be to late.We have all been here before... Continue to share; looking forward to more! Lay

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 4:39:00 PM
    i loved it.

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 4:36:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed your poetry tonight with its creative theme.. hope your time on the Soup will be fun and filled with sharing.. check out the contests too.. good luck with luv..