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A poet ought to know it

Why can't I see in myself what others see in me So busy comparing reality to some idealized version of me A version of me from so long ago no one would recognize it now, so Perhaps it's time to quash comparisons absurd to celebrate who I've become, as I pen each new word

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Date: 2/12/2020 11:51:00 AM
Hello Gershon Wolf, yes it is time to celebrate yourself. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 2/13/2020 1:02:00 PM
You are welcome,why not celebrate. Have a nice day my friend.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 2/12/2020 2:40:00 PM
Thanks for supporting the celebration, fellow poet! Smiles, Gershon
Date: 1/30/2020 8:41:00 PM
I love what ever version you are! Keep it coming.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/30/2020 8:59:00 PM
Someone told me this poem registered all of .00000015 on the Richter scale. Hurray! 1st one of my poems wasn't in negative numbers! Yippee! ~ Celebrating
Date: 1/28/2020 6:53:00 AM
Why can't I see in myself? lol.. You never looked..A version of me.. I like the phrase.. I perceive it like you are Gershon 2.0 now.. lol.. Just joking.. Great thoughts and expression..
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/28/2020 1:42:00 PM
Gershon 2.0... Hmm. I sure haven't had too many upgrades before this one, I guess... or perhaps I had 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc. LOL. Thanks, Jenish. ~ Gershon
Date: 1/28/2020 4:01:00 AM
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy, all we can do is our best. Let others decide but don't lose sleep over it. Tom
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/28/2020 1:52:00 PM
Just hope I never have to work for Gershon Wolf. He'd be a horrible boss for me! Smiles, Gershon
Date: 1/27/2020 9:26:00 PM
This is lovely poem, Gershon, which addresses a quite common behavior. It suggests not holding ourselves to impossible standards, because nobody's perfect. Poets should be like birds, who never find fault with their own songs, but belt them out with joy and confidence. In the words of Robert Frost-There must be something wrong in wanting to silence any song! Blessings :=)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/27/2020 10:36:00 PM
Thank you so much for your in-depth comment, Evelyn. Love your analogy of poets to birds---esp. the Frost quote. He is one of my favorite poets, and that poem---that line---was one I used to require my high school students to memorize. You really hit home!! :) :) Warmest wishes, Gershon
Date: 1/27/2020 9:15:00 PM
We can all relate, Gershon. Well penned.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/27/2020 10:34:00 PM
At least we type-A's can relate. LOL. :) Gershon
Date: 1/27/2020 8:54:00 PM
as most of us are, you are too hard on yourself...but they say we are our own worst critics... stop second guessing and write poetry... you fans love your poetic words... they call you poet and your words worthy... hugs :)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/27/2020 8:59:00 PM
Sandra Adams, you are just too kind. Both versions of me thank you so, so much... OK, time to get back to 'work' and carry on now. Your comment is deeply appreciated. Warmest wishes, Gershon