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Good Man The General and Unspecific Rant of an Unhappy Man

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Good Man The General and Unspecific Rant of an Unhappy Man

They say I’m a good man
You’ve said it too
They say “You can count on him to do the right thing”
And he does,
And I do,
Most of the time.
With an undying sense of obligation,
That drives this [irrational] God sized conscience,
I do.
What you don’t realize,
And I don’t want to show you,
Is that I can turn all of this off,
Like hitting the mute on a droning rerun,
I know this because I do it,
I stop,
I remove and I am in my own empty space,
Where I can watch,
At peace when everything is falling and failing,
When everyone is running to save the lives they love,
In my apathy I watch them fall,
I can watch you all, wishing, and crying, and hoping, 
And laughing, and loving,
Being,
I’d like to feel it too,
I do,
But I know that if I feel,
Everything that I’m supposed to feel,
I’ll end up a drunk,
Or a poet…
And who the hell wants either?

Michael F. Lewis 
xx/xx/2010
12/1/2012

I changed the name of this poem just for this delightful and  insightful person...
Date: 12/13/2012 1:06:00 AM
– Catherine Tunke on poetrysoup.com
"Umm a little "general". I don't find anything "specific" in this work. It seems the rant of an unhappy man. As such is okay but hardly great poetry."

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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 9:43:00 PM

    Love the way you go on and on.... and lol.... I do not mind the poet... but the drunk... he he he..I can do without.... good poem...pd

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 1:06:00 AM

    Umm a little "general". I don't find anything "specific" in this work. It seems the rant of an unhappy man. As such is okay but hardly great poetry.

    Lewis Avatar Michael F Lewis Date: 12/13/2012 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Catherine, you have made it all the better now...
    Lewis Avatar Michael F Lewis Date: 12/13/2012 1:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I can see my typos in my reply...and they will stay as is.
    Lewis Avatar Michael F Lewis Date: 12/13/2012 1:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This work is general, and non-specific, and it is the rant of an unhappy man (unhappy at the moment when it was written). And I didn't ask for your negative opinion. If I though I was a great poet I would be having people pay for my poetry. I have deleted so many words in reply here.... To put it nicely, nobody needs your negative opinions and the fact that you took time to give them is telling....(more words deleted out of respect for those that don't want them here on the Soup) Go back to the rock from whence you slide from under.