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Yes, the year clicks by, the second hand, second time.
You say, Everything is the same: Nothing is the same.
The pavement glitters with promise. I try hard to catch my stride
and while perhaps not today, tomorrow I decide I will be beautiful.
The old self-doubt is both a bore and a burden, worn out.

Tomorrow, love, you will see the real thing. A beauty rare and true.
Those French girls youíve loved ~ they will not hold a candle
to my hip-switch, the slow sashay of my walk, the open-rose of my
pout that suggests all it suggests. On that day youíll want
to lick the high arch of my foot and although
heads may turn on that day it is still nothing compared to when
I offer it all up and I let it all come down
that mixed blessing that I am,
and you will watch as I fall to my knees
in the old Notre Dame and God, love, Iíll know what you think.
To hell with self-doubt; Iíve had enough.



------
Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti

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The following comments are for "my declaration"
by sadijane

To hell with self-doubt...
'and while perhaps not today, tomorrow I decide I will be beautiful'.
I really enjoyed the subtle, stream-of-thought-y way in which you captured this little epiphany. Ah, the muddled mindgames we play with ourselves and with each other! Your poem is heartfelt, and hopeful, and it made me smile.

( Posted by: MobiusSoul [Member] On: November 17, 2005 )

Self doubt sucks
Sadi, I must say you're back with a boom! This one is absolutely wonderful. I love reading something that leaves me chearing. Great job!

Nae ;0)

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: November 17, 2005 )

selfdoubt indeed
dear Nae and all, thank you for the vote(s) of confidence. lord knows we all need them, and these days i certainly do.... thanks as ever for reading this... i'm really alwasy grateful for your comments whichever way they go ~ i'm glad that they're nice though!

be well all,

Sadi

( Posted by: sadijane [Member] On: November 17, 2005 )

darn typos
I meant *cheering... Dang typos. You are welcome!

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: November 17, 2005 )

no problem
i of all people understand typos... they're easy to slip in, esp. if you type quickly... no worries, please ... it's just nice to be back; i've been so overwhelmed with work, that it's good to be here again. :)

love to you,

sadi

( Posted by: sadijane [Member] On: November 18, 2005 )





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