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First Slamwork, I'm REALLY Nervous

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First Slamwork, I'm REALLY Nervous

It feels as if this should be wrong 
But after today I don’t think that there is such a thing as wrong or right
Because what if 
What if 
What if I have been going about my life with non-existent parallels, juxtapositions, black and whites? 
Not what if, but why?
Why have I been wandering? 
Why have I been looking at the world through my eyes? 
These eyes, that are the spirit guide of my brain 
These two things, that have been trained, conditioned, and molded 
Into seeing 
Seeing and labeling 
Labeling and judging
Even when my eyes see, when they take a match, light it
Burn it 
Flare it
Igniting neurons and thoughts that result it in a line of words and letters
“I won’t judge”
“I don’t care”
“I’m not one to stare”
Those in itself, in themselves, cause myself 
To be what I don’t want to be 
One thought, one red herring
Destined to be captured and sent to one of two prisons
Right or wrong
Right says its righteous 
Wrong says it’s not righteous enough
One is seen as week the other as too rough 
But why have I been listening to these eyes?
That in themselves makes me a prisoner 
Two keys that force me to see in ways that I have been taught
Why can’t I listen with my soul?
And see with my heart?
Because this is what I have been taught.
But I can recognize that this train of thought 
Can be
Derailed
Redirected
As long as I saw. 




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  1. Date: 10/17/2012 3:28:00 PM

    Good thinking, just remember you do have other senses to check in with! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 5:10:00 PM

    eye opening, love it thank you for a really enjoyable read. and i picked it at random.. destiny ya might say.. not sure i believe in destiny or fate but can't hurt to change a perspective

    Berezin Avatar Rebecca Berezin Date: 10/9/2012 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much.