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( I almost did not post this poem for fear someone would "read between the lines" _ I wrote it out of frustration but mostly disappointment following a discussion I had with a friend _ I have a low tolerance for platitudes )

you’re going to tell me how I feel is this what our friendship has come to you are actually going to try to fill the gap the space my head with your verbose redundancies and platitudes please don’t tell me you know how I feel and stop explaining it in great detail because you don’t you don’t have a clue you really don’t the truth is you simply have no idea and I need to process things my way so don’t try to pollute it with your self-proclaimed wisdom you can share but draw the line between what is yours from what is mine I’m struggling as best I can dealing with memories and emotions I need to do this my way don’t push your beliefs on me my spirituality is the product of a lifetime the waterlily floating atop the murky water Posted on November 24, 2020

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Date: 11/25/2020 1:22:00 PM
This is so true Line and the best they could do would be to give you a hug and be there for you... but for some reason some will say things that in fact are quite hurtful ~ for no one can ever know how you feel...more hugs coming your way dear friend. Love Ann xx
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Date: 11/25/2020 6:32:00 PM
Thanks, Ann ~ I thought I would look unappreciative after writing this but the lesson here is Less Is More, never has that been more true ~
Date: 11/24/2020 10:44:00 PM
Many think they know it all, this pull yourself together attitude just does not work, grief is a personal thing that only the person going through it can deal with, and you will Line but in YOUR own way. Tom
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Date: 11/25/2020 9:22:00 AM
Thanks, Tom ~ sometimes the most well-meaning intentions fall flat
Date: 11/24/2020 5:44:00 PM
Love the 'rawness' of emotions stretched thin in this write, Line. Go for it! ~ gw
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Date: 11/24/2020 7:27:00 PM
My rant sounds worse than I really meant it ~ normally I would simply roll my eyes. I guess I was not in the mood. Thanks for your understanding, Gershon ~