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    "Rules do not exist to bind you, they exist so you may know your freedoms"

    Be careful of what you say, tomorrow or today, for the words you now speak, may become the poison your enemies later seek; truth.
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    I had it all laid out, the plan was perfect
    It didn't seem difficult, but I never attempted it
    Whenever I had a chance, I would just let it go
    I always had my greeting, but never could say hello

    Nothing obstructing, nothing preventing
    Everything ready, opportunity awaiting
    The moment arrived and upon preparing to act
    I realized that there was something I lacked

    My mind raced for a conclusion that wasn't even there
    My voice began to struggle as if it were searching for air
    I started reasoning with myself that this won't even work
    I stood mute and afraid and feeling like a complete jerk

    I thought about what could happen and what likely wouldn't
    I expected success although I sensed that I shouldn't
    Imagining an outcome based on a prediction
    Was just an excuse for abandoning my conviction

    Seeing myself waver and succumbing to my dread
    Lead me to avoid this conflict and instead
    Construct and believe in an alternate reality
    In which I could be someone who wasn't me

    Able to converse with relative ease
    To anyone available as much as I please
    I'd be witty, entertaining and astonishingly insightful
    Who's wonderful stories were extraordinary and delightful

    Our conversation complete, I'd wave and say goodbye
    But in reality, they leave without knowing I can even say hi
    So, alone I go home and in disappointment I sigh
    Not because of my failure, but because I never even try
    "Rules do not exist to bind you, they exist so you may know your freedoms"

    Be careful of what you say, tomorrow or today, for the words you now speak, may become the poison your enemies later seek; truth.
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    Silence by Marianne Moore

    My father used to say,
    "Superior people never make long visits,
    have to be shown Longfellow's grave
    nor the glass flowers at Harvard.
    Self reliant like the cat --
    that takes its prey to privacy,
    the mouse's limp tail hanging like a shoelace from its mouth --
    they sometimes enjoy solitude,
    and can be robbed of speech
    by speech which has delighted them.
    The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
    not in silence, but restraint."
    Nor was he insincere in saying, "`Make my house your inn'."
    Inns are not residences.


    Lesson 1 by Julie Hill Alger

    At least I've learned this much:
    Life doesn't have to be
    all poetry and roses. Life
    can be bus rides, gritty sidewalks,
    electric bills, dishwashing,
    chapped lips, dull stubby pencils
    with the erasers chewed off,
    cheap radios played too loud,
    the rank smell of stale coffee
    yet still glow
    with the inner fire of an opal,
    still taste like honey.


    Sonogram by Paul Muldoon

    Only a few weeks ago, the sonogram of Jean's womb
    resembled nothing so much
    as a satellite map of Ireland:

    now the image
    is so well-defined we can make out not only a hand
    but a thumb;

    on the road to Spiddal, a woman hitching a ride;
    a gladiator in his net, passing judgement on the crowd.

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