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POEMS









Is it right or is it wrong,

when people think that I am strong?

Then some may say that I am brave,

based on the way that I behave.


Of course I know why this is so,

but there are things that they don’t know.

I sometimes sit and contemplate

the fact that I circumvallate.


There are so many reasons why,

I build defences strong and high.

So people do not hear or see

that there’s another side of me.


Most people do not know me well

for there are things I will not tell.

All they see is what I show,

so it’s no wonder they don’t know.


They would not know of fears and doubt

and anger that I don’t let out.

They could not know my motivation

might simply be self preservation.


They cannot hear that inner voice,  

telling me I have no choice.

My inner thoughts are not public,

so they can’t know what makes me tick.


My inner world is all my own.

It’s there that I might moan or groan.

It’s there that I might vacillate,

and sometime I self flagellate.


So is it right or is it wrong

when people think that I am strong?

Then some may say that I am brave

based on the way that I behave.




















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

01.08.2014





AM I STRONG?

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