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Loving Oneself

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Loving Oneself

What of loving oneself?
Ponder three allusions
and think through self-love...
Thou shall not kill ever,
don't take what is not yours, 
neither should you deceive.

So say I to you -
you, workaholics -
Don't put your own life
in the grave working
eighty-hour work weeks.

Don't rob yourself
of the pleasure
of true success -
a job well done.

Hear me out!
never lie
to yourself

seeking
fickle

praise.



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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 6:17:00 PM
    very nice and full of wise suggestions. Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 9:28:00 PM
    congratulations...Linda

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 7:32:00 PM
    congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Great advice, Reason! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Congratulations Reason, enjoyed your poem and Topic, ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Your poem is brilliant. "seeking fickle praise" certainly hits home...Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:47:00 PM
    so true. I feel really sorry for people forced to do such a thing as take 80 hour weeks to work.