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You’re plagued by should-voices and can’t-voices
They anticipate failure
Yet demand perfection

But while you’ve daubed them with wrathful faces
In your bones you know the truth...
Those voices are your own

Exhale and let them gently melt away
Then beat your can’ts one by one
Well... but imperfectly



8 August 2018
For Kimo Therapy Contest
Sponsored by Carol Connell

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/15/2018 10:26:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. As one who hears such voices, these are encouraging and uplifting words as well as great advice.
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Date: 8/14/2018 7:38:00 AM
I really enjoyed reading your winning poem.congrats on your win.
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Date: 8/13/2018 5:29:00 PM
Congratulations on your win.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/14/2018 1:38:00 AM
Thank you Janis :-)
Date: 8/13/2018 5:17:00 PM
Such uplifting, encouraging, but truthful words in your Kimo, Nina. Congratulations on your fine placement in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/14/2018 1:37:00 AM
Thank you Sandra!
Date: 8/13/2018 4:07:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in my first contest, Nina. I enjoyed the direction you went with this theme. Sometimes we need someone to tell us to quit beating ourselves up. Very thoughtful and creative! :-)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/13/2018 4:14:00 PM
Ah thank you Carol, I’m so glad you liked it! I know I’m not talking about a major trauma here but when we tie ourselves up in knots over all the little things, life can seem insurmountable. I should know, I’m the worst for doing that! Thank you so much for the placement :-)
Date: 8/10/2018 5:58:00 PM
One of my favorites I've seen entered into this contest. So thoughtully crafted, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/13/2018 4:11:00 PM
Thank you very much Andrea!
Date: 8/10/2018 12:40:00 AM
Very nicely penned, Nina. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/13/2018 4:11:00 PM
Thank you TJ!
Date: 8/9/2018 3:22:00 AM
Well written, sometimes it needs an outside voice to steer you when you're in a turmoil. Tom
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/13/2018 4:11:00 PM
Thank you Tom - the advice we would give others doesn’t always work for ourselves!