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To Jan Allison About Our True Real Self

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To Jan Allison About Our True Real Self

Introduction: Our real problem is, "Will we ever be able to learn who our true, 
real self really is?" Being true to and with ourselves is that thing which is the 
most important in the makeup of our whole mental mind as well as balance. 
The suicide death of Robin Williams and a comment about living behind a 
mask made by an Isle of Man beauty have served as the inspiration for writing 
this poem. 

Our True, Real Self

It may change time to time and is in constant flight,
And of the fact, we should never, ever lose sight
That God is true and for us His huge help is here;
Believe in and always know He is close ad near.

Many times God, myself, I so often will ask:
" Why am I wearing and behind a mental mask?"
Trying to hide true self and me that You made,
Who often loved so simply to sit in the shade.

My life is over and done which was much fun;
I am a memory for my fans who won't forget me
And free at last in heaven, a far better place to be;
Where again someday, you can laugh along with me.

James Thomas Horn
173 Shadowood Court SE
Bolivia, NC 28422
1-910-754-3034
Email address: jthorn5656@gmail.com

www.poetrysoup.com Poem of the Day
for August 16, 2014

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  1. Date: 9/4/2014 11:56:00 AM
    read it again Jim still love it and its already in my faves:-) hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 8/23/2014 4:31:00 AM
    Loved it Jim, you wrote it in the memory of a great man.....Seren

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/23/2014 5:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    But why? What was the final thing that pushed him over the brink and into self-destruction with so much rambunction? Sad. Jim
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 8:25:00 AM
    Jimmy.. A write that reflects your unique skills and perspective. Back to take another look.

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/20/2014 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Do you know what is the best thing that possibly can happen to you? It is to be lauded and applauded which you have such a unique way of doing. God bless you. On a more serious note. Check out my poems for errors in wording, conjugation and verb useage along with a need for any clarity. I have been accused of forced and false rhyming. That is just how it came out. How can anyone say that I was forcing things to rhyme. If Robert Frost or Edgar Allen Poe where and accused of that, wonder what they would say and think? How long does it take for something to be considered as classical? Jim Horn PS. And see how I started using unique after reading your comment. It is very interesting reading other poems and finding similarities between yours and their's. I started writing about humming birds and mocking birds and they started appearing in many other's poems. Power of persuasion is something else. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 5:02:00 PM
    Jim it is simply perfect and I am flattered to be called a 'beauty' bless you. Hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 2:28:00 AM
    Hi James, congrats on your poem of the day.. Very deserving my friend!

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/17/2014 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have re-written my poem for entry into a poetry contest. I would appreciate any comments, corrections and analysis that you may have. I am so glad that you have become one of my devout fans. Forty people have already written this. It would be neat if a group could be created of you forty people and poetry soup and I would receive a notice each time you wrote a new poem. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 8/16/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Very nice poem. I like the flow of it. Congrats on POTD.

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 9:18:00 PM
    yessIrrrrrr!~

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 9:15:00 PM
    Congrats Jim ...I sent you the link....cheers Tim

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 5:54:00 PM
    Lovely write...congrats on being POTD! :)

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/17/2014 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have re-written my poem for entry into a poetry contest. I would appreciate any comments, corrections and analysis that you may have. I am so glad that you have become one of my devout fans. Forty people have already written this. It would be neat if a group could be created of you forty people and poetry soup and I would receive a notice each time you wrote a new poem. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 8/16/2014 4:59:00 PM
    Nice tribute to a great talent. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 3:38:00 PM
    Its even better with the changes James and I'm so pleased to see you honoured today. the poem of the day feature is shown on the left hand side of the page under the MEMBER POETS/POEMS section:-) Hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 3:17:00 PM
    This is Jim Horn. I had to touch this up a bit and add some words. I want all of you to know this. It is always such a pleasure writing poems for each and every one of you, and not the force but may the memory be with you always. Jim Horn

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 11:09:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being chosen as Poem of the Day.

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/16/2014 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Where do I find it at? I have not read it yet but still thanks for telling me. jthgorn5656@gmail.com
  1. Date: 8/16/2014 10:09:00 AM
    Grats on this poem being selected as the poem of the day :)

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/16/2014 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I could not find it. Could someone send it to me: jthorn5656@gmail.net or jthorn5656@gmail.net This is really quite an honor for me. Jim Horn
  1. Date: 8/16/2014 5:15:00 AM
    So delighted for you to to see this featured as Poem of the Day Jim:-) Hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 8/16/2014 1:33:00 AM
    Well done Jim... Congrats on being featured as the poem of the day... Verlena

  1. Date: 8/15/2014 4:54:00 PM
    Nice Jim...We are also ever changing...what we were 20 years ago we no longer are today....cheers

  1. Date: 8/15/2014 3:03:00 PM
    Those are pretty comforting words. Time to time, there is always change, and no one is ever the same as they were a time before. Nice poem Jim :)

  1. Date: 8/15/2014 1:42:00 PM
    Guess god is the only one who truly knows us - we can hide behind a mask/ a smile but he is the only one who knows our heart - making it a favourite and thank you so much! Hugs Jan xxxx

    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/16/2014 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hope you didn't mind me touching it up a bit. And, yes, God will always be my favorite forever and ever. Amen. Or should I say, "Favourite." even though my spell check just put a red line under it.
    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 8/15/2014 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was looking at the new poems and it popped up in front of me- guess someone was looking down on me told me to be there at the right time! I am also a touch typist - guess that helps too:-) Hugs Jan xxxx
    Horn Avatar James Horn
    Date: 8/15/2014 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How did you reply so fast? Jim Horn