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Do not judge me

Do not judge me, you have not walked in my shoes Do not judge me, you know not 'the why' or the reason I chose, This path I took , the decisions I made, did not come easy, and I was oft afraid. Much I regret, but can do nothing about, others I am thankful for, I have no doubt. The hand of Fate can be cruel or kind, and often the choices are a test for the mind. One path can look welcome , with many friends, the other , quite lonely and with unseen bends . But sometimes friends are not always true, they can turn their coats and lose interest in you. Offtimes the path that you took as a duty , can reveal a vista of astonishing beauty. But chose one we must before our life is through and live with the consequences , of which we may rue. Arlene Phillips 2019 ©

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Date: 1/11/2020 1:28:00 PM
A very thoughtful poem of immense persuasive power, Arlene. Your PSoup debut is a beautiful quill maiden voyage. An aurora bright write! May love light your path in life always. Romantic Warrior
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Arlene Phillips
Date: 1/12/2020 1:41:00 PM
Many thanks Freddie for your kind and uplifting comment I am pleased this poem has been well received, as it is quite personal to me .
Date: 7/3/2019 1:54:00 PM
I am quite surprised at the lovely response my poem has received. I have written another in the same vein, both have been inspired by the poem of which path to chose, also of a IMO not very good film LaLaLand was filmed. I will put it on. But many thanks for your very kind remarks.
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Date: 7/3/2019 5:01:00 AM
judge me, judge me but not in blindly /// beautiful poem penned, I love it
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Arlene Phillips
Date: 7/3/2019 1:55:00 PM
Thank you very much. much appreciated.
Date: 7/3/2019 3:18:00 AM
This was an excellent read. Thank you. It is now one of my favs. Ann
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Arlene Phillips
Date: 1/12/2020 1:42:00 PM
I am sorry but it seems I never replied to you, I obviously hadn't had a 'heads up' over it, I thank you sincerely for your response. .
Date: 7/2/2019 3:35:00 PM
Superb writing especially being a first write Arlene, lovely rhyme and flow too.
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Date: 6/27/2019 11:16:00 AM
Thank you very much Caren Krutsinger for liking and making such kind remarks about my poem I am so pleased as I didn't think for one minute that it would be appreciated in any way from anyone in this group. I must check out yours I bet they will be beautiful. Thank you again, . My poetry does tend to be a little bit on the sad side. I have just put another.
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Date: 6/26/2019 8:07:00 PM
This is a beautiful first write for Poetry Soup. I hope we see more. "One path can look welcome , with many friends, the other , quite lonely and with unseen bends" - so lovely, well done indeed!
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Arlene Phillips
Date: 7/3/2019 2:03:00 PM
Thank you very much Caren Krutsinger for liking and making such kind remarks about my poem I am so pleased as I didn't think for one minute that it would be appreciated in any way from anyone in this group. I must check out yours I bet they will be beautiful. Thank you again, . My poetry does tend to be a little bit on the sad side. I have just put another.